Excerpts from wgntv.com:

A Chicago firefighter who was shot last year has died, according to the department.

The Chicago Fire Department tweeted Tuesday that Timothy Eiland passed away.

“With a heavy heart, the CFD confirms that Firefighter Timothy Eiland has passed. Tim suffered a gunshot wound while off duty last Sept. This senseless act has changed the fabric of Tim Eiland’s family, our Department, & our City. Please keep the Eiland family in your prayers,” the tweet said.

Eiland was not on duty when he was shot while leaving a birthday party in a West Pullman on September 11, 2021. He was a father of five. His 15-year-old niece was also injured in the shooting.

Eiland’s father is a retired fire captain.