2 shot dead in Calumet Heights basement

Witnesses heard arguing and then gunfire Monday morning in the 2600 block of East 92nd Street, police say.

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Two men were fatally shot June 15, 2020, in the 2600 block of East 92nd Street.

Two men were fatally shot June 15, 2020, in the 2600 block of East 92nd Street.

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Two men were found fatally shot in a basement Monday morning in Calumet Heights on the South Side, police said.

Witnesses heard arguing and then gunfire about 8:10 a.m. in the 2600 block of East 92nd Street, according to Chicago police.

Officers found one man dead in the basement, police said. Another man, 49, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Robert Chitty. The other man, 61, was identified as Michael Shelton.

An autopsy found the pair died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled their deaths as homicides, the medical examiner’s office said.

Detectives believe there was only one shooter, a police spokeswoman said. It was not immediately clear if the shooter was one of the fatally wounded men.

Area Two detectives are investigating the shooting.

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