South Sudanese immigrant, 33, shot dead in West Roger Park

CHICAGO — A man was fatally shot in a West Rogers Park robbery late Thursday, police said.

The attack happened around 11 p.m. Thursday in the 6100 block of North Talman Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department. Two men walked up to the victim, shot him twice in the back and ran away. Police on Friday said the shooting was part of a robbery. The attack was likely not linked to other recent Rogers Park homicides.

The victim was later identified as Ali Kahbab, a 33-year-old man who moved to Chicago from South Sudan roughly 15 years ago. He often would send money back to Sudan to help family and friends, and recently began working as an Uber driver. His friends in Chicago said they are now heartbroken.

"I think that I'm dreaming right now," Adel Sobhi said. "My friend called me last night and said Ali is shot and I said, 'What?  How did this happen?'"

No one was in custody.

Detectives are investigating.