Man found shot to death in Lawndale

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A man was found shot to death Saturday night in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

Officers found 22-year-old Ray Johnson Jr. unresponsive on a sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to his upper body about 9:45 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Avers, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Johnson, who lived in the same neighborhood, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:21 p.m., authorities said. An autopsy Sunday found he died from multiple gun shot wound and his death was ruled a homicide.

The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately known. Witnesses to the shooting were not cooperating, police said.

Area Central detectives were investigating.


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