A man was shot to death inside a Palos Heights home early Monday evening in what police are saying was not a random incident.
The man, whose identity is being withheld pending family notification, was shot inside a residence in the 7300 block of West Ishnala Drive around 5 p.m., Palos Heights Deputy Chief of Patrol William Czajkowski said.
The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The offender fled the scene in a vehicle after the shooting and remains at large, authorities said. Czajkowski said he could not immediately provide a description of the offender or the getaway vehicle.
He said the preliminary investigation led police to believe the shooting was not random, but declined to comment further.
Czajkowski said he could not disclose whether there were any witnesses to the shooting or whether the victim lived at the residence where the shooting occurred.
He said, however, that it didn't appear the offender had been lying in wait for the victim.
Police are currently working to retrieve home surveillance footage as part of the investigation, Czajkowski said.
The incident is under investigation by the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force.
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