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Man shot to death outside Dolton currency exchange

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A man was shot to death outside a currency exchange in south suburban Dolton on Monday night.

The Lake County coroner’s office identified the victim as 21-year-old James Miller of south suburban Park Forest.

About 5:28 p.m., Dolton police were on patrol when they heard what sounded like “reports from a firearm” in the 15000 block of Michigan City Road, according to Dolton Police Chief Robert Collins.

Police arrived and learned that a shooting had taken place outside the currency exchange at 15010 Michigan City Rd., he said.

A 21-year-old man was shot by an unknown male suspect, who fled the scene after the shooting, Collins said.

The victim then “got into another vehicle that was driven by a female. There was also a very young child in the back seat,” Collins said. “They drove away but stopped at Sibley and Woodlawn, where police found them.”

The man was taken to Franciscan Health Hammond with several gunshot wounds, the chief said. He was pronounced dead there at 5:55 p.m., according to the coroner’s office.

Police are following “active leads,” but said the events leading up to the shooting are still under investigation.