A 72-year-old man leaving his nephew’s birthday party in Chicago was fatally shot as he walked to his car, police and family said.
Cesar Patino was a victim of a drive-by shooting while his wife was collecting their coats from a party around 10 p.m. Sunday in the Logan Square neighborhood, police said. His wife found him on the ground.
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“I cannot even understand,” son Edison Patino told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He was just going to his car.”
Cesar Patino, a grandfather, was a native of Ecuador who had lived in Chicago for 40 years.
“All of us loved him,” Edison Patino said. “If anybody ever needed a favor he was always there for us.”