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Authorities release name of man shot dead in Burnside

The man was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle traveling in the 800 block of East 87th Place when someone fired shots in his direction.

Two men were shot, one fatally, August 1, 2021 in the Near West Side neighborhood.
A man was fatally shot May 1, 2021 in Burnside.
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A 20-year-old man was fatally shot Saturday night while riding in a vehicle in Burnside on the South Side.

Thomas Anderson was sitting in the front passenger seat of a vehicle traveling in the 800 block of East 87th Place at 11:15 p.m. when someone fired shots in his direction, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was struck three times in the head and twice in the arm, and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

The driver of the vehicle was unable to provide any information on the shooter, police said.

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