A man was killed in a shooting Thursday in Humboldt Park on the West Side, police said.
Officers found the 31-year-old with a gunshot wound to the mouth area about 3 a.m. in the backyard of a vacant house in the 1000 block of North Avers Avenue, Chicago police said.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Gerald Johnson, of Dixon.
An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the neck and ruled his death a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Area Four detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.