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Man found shot to death in East Garfield Park

Chicago Police investigate a fatal shooting in the East Garfield Park neighborhood Monday morning. | Matthew Hendrickson/Sun-Times

A man was shot to death early Monday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Officers responding about 2:25 a.m. to a call of a person shot in the 3200 block of West Walnut found the man lying on the sidewalk, according to Chicago Police.

Lee Martin, 43, had suffered gunshot wounds to the head and back and was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:39 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Martin lived in the 6500 block of South Loomis.

His body lay in the parkway between the sidewalk and the street covered by a sheet.

A woman who lives on the block said the shooting was just another reason for her to move out of Chicago, or at least to a new neighborhood. She said she was a strict mother who kept her teenage children close and inside her apartment.

“I tell them I don’t like them to be on the porch,” she said, adding she wished to remain anonymous. “I tell them you see something going on, you get inside quick.”