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Man shot to death after opening front door of apartment building in Austin

Antonio Cox, 44, was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Three people were shot since 5 p.m. May 28, 2021.
A shooting Dec. 20, 2019, left a man dead in the 5100 block of West Ferdinand Street.
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A man was shot and killed Friday in Austin on the West Side, police said.

According to a witness, 44-year-old Antonio Cox opened the front door to a residential building about 9:20 p.m. in the 5100 block of West Ferdinand Street and someone unleashed gunfire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

An autopsy Saturday said Cox died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to the medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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