Man shot to death in Woodlawn

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Police on the scene of a shooting that left one man dead early Saturday in Woodlawn. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

A 26-year-old man was killed in a Woodlawn neighborhood drive-by shooting early Saturday on the South Side.

Davon P. Smith was outside in the 6100 block of South Rhodesabout 4:25 a.m.when a vehicle pulled up and someone fired shots, hitting him in the neck,according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Smith, of the 3500 block of South Indiana,was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:45 a.m.,authorities said. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.

A woman could be seen crying on the stoop of a brick apartment building next to the crime scene tape. “I can’t believe this … I can’t believe this s**t is happening,” she repeatedly wailed. She eventually got into the back of asquad car.

A 10-year-old neighbor, Jada, said she woke up to the gunfire. “I heard one gunshot, and then I heard another one …a nd the lady was screaming and I thought she got shot.”

When she looked out her window, shesaw a car drive away on East 62nd Street with “twopeople in the back and twopeople in the front.”

A teen who declined to give her name said she heard five shots before calling an ambulance. She said the man was shot near the curbon the west side of Rhodes.

“He was on the ground, laid out, wasn’t moving,” she said. “It looked like he tried to run away and they caught him.”

The woman “was screaming so loud,” she said. “Even before the shots she was screaming.”

Police guard the scene where a man was fatally shot early Saturday in Woodlawn. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

Police guard the scene where a man was fatally shot early Saturday in Woodlawn. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

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