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Man killed in Lawndale shooting

Marvin Bennett was standing on a sidewalk when someone shot him in the head, authorities said.

The skeletal remains discovered Nov. 7, 2019, near Blue Island have been identified. File photo

A man was shot to death Friday in Lawndale on the Southwest Side, police said.

Marvin Bennett, 27, was standing on a sidewalk in the 1500 block of South Christiana Avenue about 9:20 p.m. when someone shot him in the head, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Paramedics took him to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. An autopsy conducted Sunday said Bennett died of a gunshot wound to the head, and the medical examiner’s office ruled his death a homicide.

No witnesses have come forward, police said. The circumstances of the shooting are unknown.

Area Central detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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