Man killed in North Side shooting

Jovante King was driving in the 2800 block of North Leavitt Street July 11 when someone shot him in the head, authorities said.

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A man was fatally shot July 11, 2020, in the 2800 block of North Leavitt Street.

A man was fatally shot July 11, 2020, in the 2800 block of North Leavitt Street.

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A man was killed in a shooting over the weekend near Lathrop Homes housing development on the North Side.

The 27-year-old was driving about 1:06 a.m. in the 2800 block of North Leavitt Street when a male approached the car and opened fire, Chicago police said.

The man was struck in the head and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:20 p.m. later that day, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was identified as Jovante King of Mayfair, the medical examiner’s office said.

Area Three detectives are investigating.

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