By ASHLEE REZIN
Chicago Sun-Times Wire
Seventy-eight-year-old Gene Gordon was shot and killed Thursday evening while walking home from a store in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, but he was not the shooter’s intended target.
About 4:45 p.m., the great-grandafather was at the corner of 68th and Hermitage walking home when a group of males in a light-colored car pulled up and someone inside fired shots, hitting him in the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Gordon was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 5:45 p.m., authorities said. A police source said the shooter was trying to hit a young man nearby.
The shooting happened a few blocks from Gordon’s home, and was returning from a store on Ashland when he was shot.