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Man dies days after Chatham shooting

He was in his car in the 8200 block of South Indiana Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the head, police said.

A 31-year-old man was fatally shot Oct. 17, 2021, in West Garfield Park.
A man was fatally shot Sept. 21, 2020, in Chatham.
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A man died two days after he was shot in Chatham on the South Side.

Darius Pirtle, 23, was pronounced dead about 4:47 p.m. Wednesday at the University of Chicago Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

On Monday, he was in his car about 7:15 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Indiana Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the head, Chicago police said. He drove off and crashed into a garage.

Autopsy results released Thursday confirmed he died of a gunshot wound to the head and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Chatham.