Man shot dead in West Pullman

Richard Erving was shot in the 12200 block of South Halsted Street and was found unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his chest, Chicago police said.

A person was shot dead May 17, 2021, in West Pullman.

A person was shot dead May 17, 2021, in West Pullman.

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A man was killed in a shooting Monday in West Pullman on the Far South Side, police said.

Richard L. Erving, 36, was found unresponsive by officers at 8:35 p.m. in the 12200 block of South Halsted Street, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He had gunshot wounds to his chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

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

No one was reported in custody.

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