Man shot dead in Chatham

First responders found the 31-year-old unresponsive in an alley with gunshot wounds to his head and chest.

A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Oct. 17, 2021, in West Garfield Park.

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A man was fatally shot Friday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

First responders found Raymont A. Hicks, 31, unresponsive in an alley with gunshot wounds to his head and chest, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was pronounced dead on scene, authorities said. He lived about a block away from where he was shot.

The shooting happened about 5:55 p.m. in the first block of East 87th Street, police said.

A witnesses told investigators a gunman fired shots at Hicks and then fled in a black car, police said.

An autopsy conducted by the medical examiner’s office Saturday ruled Hicks’ death a homicide, saying he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Area South detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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