Man shot dead in front of a home in Austin neighborhood

He was wounded in the head and shoulder in the 5500 block of West Adams Street.

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A man was killed in a shooting Mar. 17, 2023 on the West Side.

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A man was shot and killed Friday afternoon in Austin on the West Side, Chicago police said.

The man, 27, was shot in his head and shoulder as he stood in front of a home around 1 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Adams Street, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He was identified as Devonta Perry by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said no one was in custody.

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