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Man killed in Marquette Park shooting

The 20-year-old was shot June 19 in the 7100 block of South Fairfield Avenue, according to Chicago police.

Three people were shot near a funeral repast June 25, 2020, in Grand Crossing.
A 20-year-old man was shot June 19, 2019 in the 7100 block of South Fairfield Avenue in Marquette Park.
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A man was shot to death Wednesday in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side.

Cornelius Walls, 20, was shot in the upper chest about 2:50 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Fairfield Avenue, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Walls was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m.

An autopsy released Friday found Walls dies of a gunshot wound to the back, the medical examiner’s office said. He lived about a block away from where he was shot.

No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.

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