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Man fatally shot in Ashburn identified

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A man was found shot to death Tuesday night in the Ashburn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired shortly before 7 p.m. found 22-year-old Victor Mata lying in a yard in the 7900 block of South Kirkland, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Neighbors had heard gunfire and called authorities.

Mata was shot several times in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:10 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the 4900 block of South Marshfield.

His death was ruled a homicide.