Man shot dead in Gresham


Chicago Police investigate a fatal shooting about 1a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the 7800 block of South Ashland Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A 32-year-old man was shot and killed late Tuesday in the South Side Gresham neighborhood.

Riel T. Jones was standing about 11:10 p.m. on a sidewalk in the 7800 block of South Ashland when another male walked up and shot him multiple times, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. An autopsy Wednesday found he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

Area South detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.


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