Arlington Heights Native Shot and Killed on West Fifth Ave, Chicago’s West Side

Gregory Wong Chicago homicide victimGregory Wong, Arlington High Class of 1983.

A man, who was found shot to death Wednesday evening, November 2, 2016 on Chicago’s West Side, was identified as Gregory Wong, formerly of Arlington Heights.

Wong, age 51, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the head at 7:21 p.m. in the block of 3000 West 5th Avenue, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Wong lived in Chicago on South Emerald Avenue, and was working for Taxi Town as a cab driver when he was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Wong was pronounced dead at the scene. He had worked for Taxi Town in Chicago for the past five years. Read more about the type of taxi work he did below (See Facebook link with van taxi photo) …

Gregory Wong grew up on Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights and graduated from the former Arlington High School in 1983. Wong attended the University of Illinois in Champaign and studied computer engineering.




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