49-year-old man shot to death in Calumet City

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A 49-year-old man was fatally shotearly Saturday in south suburban Calumet City.

Officers responded to a person down about 2 a.m. in the 200 block of South Bensley Avenue and found a 49-year-old manwith a gunshot wound, according to Calumet City police.

Avery Cochran, who lived on the same block, was taken to Franciscan Health in Hammond, Indiana, where he was pronounced dead at 2:40 a.m., according to police and the Lake County (Ind.) coroner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Calumet City police at (708) 868-2500.

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