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Aurora man shot dead in Melrose Park

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A 24-year-old man was killedin a shooting that left another person wounded Sunday afternoon in west suburban Melrose Park.

About 2:40 p.m., a resident called police to report people dealing drugs near 12th Avenue and Winston Drive, according to Melrose Park police.

During an investigation into the reported drug dealing, a 911 call was received from a home in the 1200 block of Winston thata person had been shot inside the home, police said. When officers arrived they found two people shot.

Anthony Scott was pronounced dead at the scene with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 1200 block of Andover Circle in Aurora.

The other person suffered “a minor gunshot wound to the head,” police said.

Detectives were questioning an unspecified number of “people of interest,”and believe the two gunshot victims were involved in adrug deal at the time of the shooting, police said.

“The Melrose Park police have reason to believe this was not a random incident and that there is no immediate threat to the general public,” police said.

The West Suburban Major Crimes Task Force is assisting with the investigation.

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