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Man shot, killed in Lawndale

Devon Taylor, 20, was on a sidewalk in the 1500 block of South St. Louis Avenue when someone fired shots in his direction.

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Devon Taylor, 20, was killed in a shooting in the 1500 block of South St. Louis Avenue, July 31, 2019, in Lawndale.
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A man was killed in a shooting Wednesday in Lawndale on the West Side.

Devon Taylor, 20, was on a sidewalk about 4:55 p.m. in the 1500 block of South St. Louis Avenue when someone opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The shooter ran off in an unknown direction.

Taylor was hit in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

No arrests have been reported. Area Central detectives are investigating.

Earlier this month, a man was killed and a woman was wounded in shooting about a block away.

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