Man killed in West Humboldt Park shooting

Kavonte Smith was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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Police vehicles sit near the scene where a man was found shot to death in West Humboldt Park.

Police vehicles sit near the scene where a man was found shot to death Oct. 30, 2019, in West Humboldt Park.

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A man was shot to death Wednesday in West Humboldt Park.

About 2:50 a.m., officers found an unidentified man lying unresponsive in the street in the 4400 block of West Chicago Avenue, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He has since been identified as 17-year-old Kavonte Smith of Bronzeville, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy released Thursday determined he died from a gunshot wound that went through his arm and into his torso, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled a homicide.

There were no witnesses to the shooting and the circumstances remain unknown, police said.

Freezing raindrops pelted the barren stretch of Chicago Avenue, forcing responding officers to take shelter in their vehicles. One pedestrian on his way to work stopped to ask police the quickest way around the crime scene.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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