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Motorcyclist shot dead in Lawndale

The 23-year-old was on a motorcycle when two people approached him and unleashed gunfire, police said.

A man was fatally shot July 16, 2020, in the 1500 block of South St. Louis Avenue.
A man was fatally shot July 16, 2020, in the 1500 block of South St. Louis Avenue.
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A 23-year-old man was shot and killed while riding a motorcycle Thursday afternoon in Lawndale on the West Side.

He was riding about 4 p.m. in the 1500 block of South St. Louis Avenue when two people approached him, pulled out guns and opened fire, Chicago police said.

He was struck in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

An autopsy found Taivon Edwards died of multiple gunshot wounds, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Area Five detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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