We are extremely saddened to hear from the police that 21-year-old Leonardo Matias, the victim of the drive-by shooting that took place on Wilson Avenue Tuesday morning, passed away Wednesday. Mr. Matias was apparently performing his duties as a fire extinguisher inspector at a business across the street from Truman College when shots were fired from a four-door black sedan driving on Wilson. Some media sources say that the gunfire was directed at another car in the area.
Ald. Cappleman sent out an email blast that included this information:
"Police believe shots were fired from a vehicle driving West on Wilson and are working with Truman College and local businesses in reviewing video footage of the incident to identify the vehicle. Thank you to our two foot patrol police officers on Wilson who were first on the scene and to witnesses who gave statements to police. The investigation of this shooting is ongoing.A tragedy for our community and Mr. Matias's loved ones. We urge you to contact 911 or anonymously use TXT2TIP if you have any information about the people who committed this murder.
As more information becomes available, I will keep you updated on this situation. As always, please call 911 for any emergency or to report a crime. If you have any questions or information for police, call the 19th District CAPS office at 312-744-0064."