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Man shot to death in Little Village

Police investigate a homicide in the 2200 block of South Lawndale Avenue early Monday, July 4, 2016. | Lou Foglia/Sun-Times

A northwest suburban man was shot to death late Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Officers responding about 10:50 p.m. to a call of a person down in the 2200 block of South Lawndale found 24-year-old Travon Clemmons lying on the ground with a gunshot wound to the back of the head, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Clemmons, of the 1700 block of DeForest Lane in Hanover Park, was pronounced dead at the scene at 11:30 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy found he died of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.

His body could be seen on the ground in a lot across the street from Paderewski Elementary Learning Academy as investigators searched the school for bullet holes with the din of fireworks echoing in the distance.

Jamar Harris, 38, said he was at a friend’s house nearby at the time of the shooting and heard six or seven gunshots.

“We heard fireworks and between the fireworks, it was like, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop,” he said. “It was different from the fireworks.”

Harris, who has six kids, said he has lived in the area for his entire life.

“This sh** is always going on around here.”