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Man wounded in Uptown shooting dies four days later

Updated: August 23, 2013 7:18AM



A 21-year-old man who had been on life support since he was shot along with four others outside an Uptown neighborhood church Monday evening has died, authorities said. ‘

Darius Oliver, of the 500 block of West 14th Place, died early Friday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Olvier and four other males were hit by gunfire at 5:57 p.m. Monday in the 4500 block of North Sheridan Road, authorities said.

Paramedics initially took Oliver -- whose injuries were the most severe -- in “extreme critical” condition to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. There he was kept alive on life support four four days, authorities said. He died at 12:55 a.m. Friday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Michael Allen, senior pastor of the nearby Uptown Baptist Church, Tweeted that about 20 gunshots were fired outside of the church during their Monday night meal for the homeless.

“Blood pools at church steps. Pray for us,” Allen said on Twitter.

Ald. James Cappleman (46th), who represents the area, said earlier in the week that three men were in police custody for the shooting. However, as of Friday, police said no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.



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