18-year-old man shot to death in Lawndale

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An 18-year-old man shot to death Wednesday afternoon in the West Side Lawndale neighborhood has been identified as Kewan Gillespie.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot found Gillespie with a gunshot wound to the back about 3:45 p.m. on a porch in the 3100 block of West Douglas Boulevard, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A police source said Gillespie and another man were sitting on a porch when a gunman approached and fired multiple times. It was not known if he was the intended target.

Gillespie, of the 8500 block of South Aberdeen, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:59 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy showed he died of a gunshot wound to the back and ruled his death a homicide.

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