Nurse, 32, Fatally Shot While Walking Home From Work In Little Village

Mike Krauser
November 14, 2019 - 8:45 am
Frank Aguilar



CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The family of a 32-year-old man who was shot to death in the Little Village neighborhood believes it was a case of mistaken identity.

Frank Aguilar, 32, was walking home from work at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night in the 3700 block of West 32nd Street when someone in a gray SUV drove by and opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was a nurse and was dressed in his scrubs and carrying a laundry basket. His family said he was almost home.

Aguilar called 911 himself and was treating himself when paramedics arrived. Aguilar was shot in the chest and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries, authorities said.

He lived in West Englewood. His family said he was almost home.

His family started a GoFundMe page to pay for funeral expenses. They said nobody had any reason to take his life.

"He was a BSN Registered Nurse at Misericordia Nursing Home, he dedicated his life in helping other, he was always selfless, kind and compassionate. We are asking for help to cover his burial expenses. We appreciate everyone’s support," his sister wrote on the donation site.

Police are investigating the shooting. No one is in custody.