Man shot dead in Roseland after argument during basketball game

The suspected shooter was described as between 6 feet and 6-foot-3, and wearing maroon shorts, police said.

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Xavier McCoy, 24, was killed in a shooting March 3, 2020, in the 200 block of East 111th Street.

Xavier McCoy, 24, was killed in a shooting March 3, 2020, in the 200 block of East 111th Street.

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A man was fatally shot while playing basketball Tuesday in Roseland on the South Side.

Xavier McCoy, 24, was playing with a group of people about 11:35 a.m. at Palmer Park in the 200 block of East 111th Street when an argument broke out, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A male pulled out a gun and fired shots, hitting McCoy in the head, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspected shooter was described as between 6 feet and 6-foot-3, and wearing maroon shorts.

The 9th Ward early voting site in Palmer Park was temporarily closed as police investigated, Chicago Election BoardSpokesman James Allen said.

No arrests have been reported. Area South detectives were investigating.

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