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21-year-old man dies after Chicago Heights shooting

A 21-year-old man died after he was shot early Monday in south suburban Chicago Heights.

Officers responded at 12:21 a.m. to a call of a shooting in the first block of 19th Street and found Jose Calderon sitting in the driver’s seat of a white Chevrolet SUV, according to Chicago Heights police.

Calderon, a Chicago Heights resident, had been shot in the head and upper body, police said. He was taken to St. James Health in Chicago Heights, then was airlifted to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 4:13 p.m. Monday, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The shooting was being investigated by Chicago Heights police and the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force. Anyone with information was asked to call detectives at (708) 756-6422.