Man killed in Lawndale shooting

Someone in a passing car opened fire as the man stood outside in the 2700 block of West Flournoy Street.

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Los robos ocurrieron entre las 7:20 y las 8:20 a.m. el jueves, según la policía. | Archivos Sun-Times

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A man was shot and killed late Wednesday morning in Lawndale on the West Side.

Someone in a passing car opened fire as Franschon Davis stood outside around 11:40 a.m. in the 2700 block of West Flournoy Street, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Davis, 27, was struck in the back of his head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said.

No arrest was made. Police did not provide a description of the gunman.

The shooting occurred in the 11th police district, which covers parts of Lawndale and East and West Garfield Park. The district has seen 284 shootings so far this year through Monday, 3% higher than the 275 shootings seen during the same period last year, according to police statistics. Compared over a two-year period, shootings have risen 43% in the district.

Meanwhile, reports of robbery, aggravated battery and burglary in the district have seen double-digit percentage drops over 2020.

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