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Forest Park Man Sentenced for 2012 Shooting

Forest Park man sentenced for shooting a Bellwood man in a 7-Eleven parking lot in 2012.

Gregory Hych, Credit: Courtesy of Forest Park police
Gregory Hych, Credit: Courtesy of Forest Park police
CORRECTION: Hych was sentenced to 35 years on one count and 25 on another in the 2012 shooting case, not 56 years in prison as originally reported by police.

A Forest Park man will serve 31 years in state prison for a shooting in a 7-Eleven parking lot in April 2012, Forest Park police said Friday.

Gregory Hych, of the 800 block of Dunlop Avenue, was charged with attempted first degree murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and obstructing justice in May 2012 after the April 28 shooting of a Bellwood man who thought he was retrieving his cell phone from Hych, according to police reports. Hych was 33 at the time of the arrest, according to the Forest Park Review

Kenesha Sheridan of Chicago, who was 21 at the time of the arrest, was also charged in connection to the shooting, according to the Review

According to police reports, Hych told the victim to go into an alley with him, then asked $100 in return for the phone. The victim began to argue with the offender, who became upset and shot the man in the neck, police said. 

Newly-installed video surveillance showed the offenders minutes before the shooting, one of whom, Hych, police recognized, according to police reports.

Hych was convicted of attempted first degree murder by Cook County Judge Paula Daleo after a jury trial on Sept. 9, police said.

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