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Man fatally shot in West Pullman

Vertris Brown, 25, was on the sidewalk in the 11900 block of South State Street when he heard shots and felt pain, Chicago police said

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A 25-year-old man was killed in a shooting Wednesday in West Pullman on the Far South Side.

The man was on the sidewalk about 1:10 p.m. in the 11900 block of South State Street when he heard shots and felt pain, Chicago police said. He was struck in the chest, back and face area.

He was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the man as Vertris Brown, of Washington Heights. An autopsy Thursday ruled his death a homicide.

No one is in custody as Area Two detectives investigate.

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