Man shot to death in Back of the Yards identified

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A man shot to death early Wednesday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side has been identified as 24-year-old Rashon Purnell.

He was sitting in a vehicle at 4:13 a.m. in the 5400 block of South Bishop when he was shot in the chest, neck and arm, according to Chicago Police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:26 a.m., according to Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy showed that Purnell, who lived on the block where he was shot, died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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