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Police: Man shot to death in West Garfield Park

Police talking to each other at a homicide scene early Sunday in West Garfield Park. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

A man was shot to death early Sunday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

About 1 a.m., 27-year-old Latrell Gipson was walking on the sidewalk in the 200 block of North Kostner when he heard shots and felt pain, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Gipson, who lived in the 1000 block of North Parkside, was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:10 a.m., authorities said.

The crime scene on Kostner stretched from West West End to West Maypole. A pool of blood could be seen on the sidewalk in front of a brick duplex that was cordoned off with red tape.

A pool of blood seen on the sidewalk at a homicide early Sunday in West Garfield Park. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times
A pool of blood seen on the sidewalk at a homicide early Sunday in West Garfield Park. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

Loud music was playing inside a residence as an officer talked on the phone.

“The victim has expired,” she said.