20-year-old man dies after Flossmoor shooting

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A 20-year-old man died after he was shot Tuesday night in south suburban Flossmoor.

Demarcus Roberts was shot outside a home in the 3900 block of 189th Street about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, according to Flossmoor police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Officers responded to a call of a person shot and found Roberts inside a home on that block, police said.

Roberts, of the 3800 block of 188th Street in Flossmoor, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Thursday revealed Roberts died of complications of a gunshot wound to the torso and his death was ruled a homicide.

Police said the shooting was an isolated incident and the victim appears to have been targeted.

No suspects were in custody as of Thursday morning. Flossmoor police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force are investigating.

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