A 24-year-old Chicago man was shot to death Friday afternoon on the near east side of Aurora, authorities said.
Police said Anthony J. Kostrzewa, whose last known address was on the 100 block of North Campbell Avenue, was standing with two other men outside a house on the 200 block of Schiller Street when three men pulled up in a dark gray vehicle that resembled a pickup truck.
Based on their preliminary investigation, police said two men got out of the vehicle -- including at least one with a handgun -- and approached Kostrzewa and the others. Kostrzewa's companions ran into the house, police said, while he ran into the backyard where he was hit by at least one of multiple shots fired by at least one of the attackers.
The two suspects, described only as male Hispanics, returned to the vehicle and it fled south on Schiller and then east on Fenton Street.
Police were called at 2:35 p.m. and found Kostrzewa in the backyard. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said they believe the shooting was gang-related.
The Schiller Street house had been the scene of a drive-by shooting at 1:10 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. No one was injured in that case and police said they have no descriptions of the suspects.
Anyone with any information on either case is asked to call Aurora police at (630) 256-5500 or Aurora Area Crime Stoppers at (630) 892-1000. Callers to Crime Stoppers are anonymous and qualify for a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to any arrests.