Authorities identify man fatally shot in South Shore

He was walking with a group of people in the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue, when someone inside a black minivan fired shots at them.

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Two people were shot, one fatally, July 24, 2021, in Gage Park.

A 32-year-old man was fatally shot March 2, 2021, in the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue.

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A 32-year-old man was fatally shotin a drive-by Tuesday morning in South Shore on the South Side.

The man was identified as Jarrell L. Berry by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was walking with a group of people about 2:40 a.m. in the 7000 block of South Merrill Avenue, when someone inside a black minivan fired shots at them, Chicago police said.

He was struck in the abdomen and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Berry lived in the same block where he was shot, the medical examiner’s office said.

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