Man killed in Little Village shooting

Officers found Cesar Salamanca inside a vehicle with a gunshot wound to the face, authorities said.

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A man was killed in a shooting March 12, 2020, in Little Village

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A man died hours after being shot Thursday in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 7:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of South Karlov Avenue and found 40-year-old Cesar Salamanca inside a crashed vehicle, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was found with a gunshot wound to the face and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Friday morning, authorities said.

An autopsy conducted Saturday ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

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

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