Matteson man killed in Washington Park shooting

Vashon Simmons, 44, was sitting in a parked vehicle when someone shot him in the torso and forearm, officials said.

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Vashon Simmons, 44, was shot to death Feb. 22, 2020, in the first block of East 57th Street.

Vashon Simmons, 44, was shot to death Feb. 22, 2020, in the first block of East 57th Street.

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A man died hours after being shot Saturday in Washington Park on the South Side.

Vashon Simmons, 44, was sitting in a parked vehicle just before 8 p.m. when someone walked up to him in the first block of East 57th Street and fired shots, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Simmons was struck in the torso and forearm and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, officials said. He was pronounced dead early the next day.

Simmons lived in south suburban Matteson, the medical examiner’s office said.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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