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Man fatally shot in Lockport

A man was fatally shot Saturday night in southwest suburban Lockport.

Russell L. Mitchell Jr., 22, was standing outside with another man in the 100 block of Fairmont Avenue at 7:23 p.m. when several shots were heard in the area, authorities said.

Mitchell, of Joliet, was shot in the head and taken to Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, where he was pronounced dead at 7:56 p.m., according to the Will County coroner’s office. He died of an apparent homicide, but the final cause and manner of death are pending police, autopsy and toxicology reports.

Additional details on the shooting were not immediately available as the Will County sheriff’s office investigates.