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Security guard involved in Roscoe Village shooting death is released without charges

Chicago Tribune logo Chicago Tribune 11/5/2019 By Marie Fazio, Chicago Tribune
a person wearing a helmet: A Chicago police officer takes down crime scene tape in the the Roscoe Village neighborhood following a fatal shooting along West School Street near North Claremont Avenue on Nov. 3, 2019. © Stacey Wescott / Chicago Tribune/Chicago Tribune/TNS A Chicago police officer takes down crime scene tape in the the Roscoe Village neighborhood following a fatal shooting along West School Street near North Claremont Avenue on Nov. 3, 2019.

A security guard questioned in a shooting that killed a Wisconsin man in Roscoe Village over the weekend has been released without charges, police said Tuesday.

Police responded to a fight in the 2300 block of West School Street around 3:20 a.m. Sunday. Police said a 30-year-old security guard was involved in a fight and fired a handgun, hitting a man identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Mario Dingillo in the arm and abdomen.

Dingillo, 29, of Trevor, Wisconsin, was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:07 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Dingillo’s brother, Vito Dingillo, said in an interview that Dingillo was not involved in the fight outside the Blue Light Lounge, a 4 a.m. bar at 3251 N. Western Ave.

Dingillo had been visiting Chicago from Trevor with his wife, Vito Dingillo, said. Their family had previously lived in the area, he said.

The Blue Light Lounge has not responded to requests for comment.

Although Dingillo had a concealed carry permit in Wisconsin, he never carried a gun when visiting Chicago, although he may have been wearing an empty holster, Vito Dingillo said.

Dingillo worked as a truck driver and had two young children, his brother said.

“My brother was a good guy,” he said. “He wasn’t in a gang, he wasn’t in trouble, he didn’t have a record — I mean God he didn’t even have anything on his driving record.”

The Cook County medical examiner’s office determined Dingillo died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled the manner of his death a homicide. No one was in custody Tuesday morning, and the police investigation remained open, said police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli.

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