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Police seek to identify person shot to death in South Chicago

SHARE Police seek to identify person shot to death in South Chicago
SHARE Police seek to identify person shot to death in South Chicago

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person shot to death Monday afternoon in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The person was described as a 140-pound African-American male, between 16 and 18 years old, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, with brown eyes and a “natural” hair style, according to a community alert from Chicago Police. He was wearing a black and red Starter jacket with “Chicago” in red lettering and red sleeves, a gray windbreaker hoody, brown Timberland boots, one black sock and one red sock with black stripes.

About 2:35 p.m. Monday, he was walking outside near East 80th Street and South Coles Avenue when two people walked past and opened fire, police said at the time.

The victim was shot in the head and chest and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:15 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy found he died of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Anyone with information on his identity was asked to call Area South detectives at (312) 747-8271.


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