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Man found shot to death in vacant lot in Austin

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A man found shot to death Wednesday morning in the Austin neighborhood has been identified as a 28-year-old West Side resident.

Romaine May was found with a gunshot wound to the head in a vacant lot in the 5400 block of West Walton about 9:30 a.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

May, of the 1000 block of North Mayfield, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:45 a.m. An autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The homicide occurred after the city went more than 12 hours without a reported shooting between Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.