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Man gunned down in Brainerd

Chicago Police investigate a shooting Wednesday night in the 9100 block of South Emerald. | Network Video Productions

A man was shot to death in the Brainerd neighborhood Wednesday night on the South Side.

Just before 9 p.m., 24-year-old Devell L. Coleman was on a sidewalk in the 9100 block of South Emerald when someone in a dark-colored car fired shots, hitting him in the head and back, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Coleman was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 9:27 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting.