Man killed in Aurora shooting

Police found John H. Smith, 20, with a gunshot wound to the chest in an apartment in the 400 block of Sherman Avenue, authorities said.

A man was shot to death Feb. 8, 2020, in an apartment in the 400 block of Sherman Avenue in Aurora.

A man was shot to death Feb. 7, 2020, in an apartment in the 400 block of Sherman Avenue in Aurora.

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A man was shot to death Friday in west suburban Aurora.

Officers arrived just before midnight for reports of a person shot at an apartment in the 400 block of Sherman Avenue, according to a statement from Aurora police. They found a 20-year-old with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Paramedics took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

He was identified as John H. Smith of the 600 block of Summer Avenue in Aurora, police said.

Police said the shooting did not appear to be a random attack. Detectives are investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 630-256-5500 or submit an anonymos tip to Crime Stoppers at 630-892-1000.

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