Police: Man critically injured in Longwood Manor was not shot

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A man who police had initially reported was shot and critically injured in the South Side Longwood Manor neighborhood on Saturday morning actually suffered a heart attack.

Officers were dispatched at 8:34 a.m. to the 9700 block of South Loomis for reports of a person lying on the ground, bleeding from his head, according to Chicago Police. They arrived to find the 62-year-old man on the ground with what appeared to be gunshot wounds to his head, chest and hand.

It was later determined that the man had suffered a heart attack, police said. He was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where medical personnel determined his injuries were not caused by gunshots, but resulted from an accidental fall.

The incident has been reclassified as a non-criminal investigation, police said.

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