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Young man shot dead while out running errands in Chicago

Shane Colombo was set to start a new life with his fiance Vincent Perez

2018-09-06

A young man was killed while out doing errands after being caught in a crossfire between two men.

Shane Colombo, 25, was set to start a new chapter of his life with his fiancé Vincent Perez in Chicago and they recently bought a condominium near Northwestern University where he was a doctoral clinical psychology student.

Colombo was only in Chicago for four hours on Labor Day (September 3) after visiting his family in southern California when he was killed while out running errands, Bay Area Reporter said.

His fiancé – who asked him to stay home and rest – began to get worried when messages stopped coming through and found out his partner was in hospital by checking his location on his phone.

Perez told reporters this week: “I got worried because he wasn’t responding to my texts.

“I called [the hospital], and they told me he had just passed. So I didn’t get to say goodbye to him.”

Colombo was caught in the middle of two people who started shooting at each other, authorities said.

He was shot once in the abdomen and rushed to hospital but was pronounced dead shortly after.

His mother revealed she was worried about her son moving to Chicago and told reporters: “I was very concerned about him coming out here, and he was killed within four hours of being in the city, fours hours of stepping off that plane.

“I kissed him goodbye and that was the last time I saw him alive.”

Currently, no arrests have been made.