Man found fatally shot in Lawndale

Sterling R. Pledge Jr., 39, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 900 block of South Independence Boulevard, authorities said.

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A 39-year-old man was found shot to death July 6, 2020, in Lawndale.

A 39-year-old man was found shot to death July 6, 2020, in Lawndale.

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A 39-year-old man was found with a fatal gunshot wound Monday in Lawndale on the West Side.

He was found unresponsive about 2:27 a.m. in the 900 block of South Independence Boulevard, Chicago police said. He had a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Sterling R. Pledge Jr. of Homan Square on the West Side.

No one is in custody as Area Four detectives investigate.

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