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Man killed in Gage Park shooting, assault

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A man killed in a shooting early Monday in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side has been identified as a 38-year-old North Lawndale resident.

Edgar Romero got out of a vehicle he was driving about 1:45 a.m. in the 2700 block of West 51st Street, then got into an altercation with two male passengers, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

One of the passengers then took out a gun and shot him in the head, police said.

The two passengers then got back into the car and drove southbound from the scene, police said.

Romero, who lived in the West Side North Lawndale neighborhood, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:21 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

An autopsy Tuesday found he died of multiple gunshot wounds, and multiple blunt force injuries due to an assault were listed as a contributing cause, according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.

No one was in custody as of Monday afternoon.