Man Shot, Killed in University Park

A Park Forest man died early Saturday after he was shot in his car in south suburban University Park late Friday, according to authorities.

Rodney D. Reed, 25, was pronounced dead at 1:09 a.m. Saturday at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy was scheduled for Sunday.

Reed was shot several times about 9:20 p.m. while in his vehicle in the 500 block of Hickok Avenue in University Park, according to a news release from University Park police.

Reed was taken to a local hospital, then airlifted to Christ Medical Center.

Police said they believe “there is no immediate threat or danger to the public based on the information that we have gathered so far,” but released no information about the circumstances of the shooting.

Investigators asked that anyone with information about the shooting call police at 708-235-4803 to leave an anonymous tip or contact an investigator, or go to the University Park Police Department in person.

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