11:29 PM CST, January 9, 2012
A Gresham neighborhood man who was shot in November died this afternoon, authorities said.
Bernard Welch, 20, of the 7700 block of South Wolcott Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:43 p.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
On Nov. 30, Welch was standing in the street in the 5700 block of South Winchester Avenue when an assailant shot him in the chest from a gangway, according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.
No one else was hurt and Welch was initially taken in serious condition to Stroger, said O’Brien.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
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