Popular artist and anti-violence advocate Michael Paul Anderson gunned down outside his Marquette Park home
Michael Paul Anderson was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a popular local artists in the Marquette Park community where he lived. But on Wednesday, he became yet another victim of Chicago street violence.
The 59-year was shot to death early Wednesday during a robbery attempt while walking from his car from his Southwest Side home, Chicago Police said.
Anderson was shot in the head at 4:09 a.m. in the 6600 block of South Washtenaw, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Witnesses said they saw three men hanging out in the area before hearing the gunshots.
(This story first appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times)