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Man shot in Grand Crossing dies two days later

in the 800 block of East 78th Street

A man was shot Wednesday in the 800 block of East 78th Street. | Google Earth

A man died two days after he was shot Wednesday evening in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

About 8 p.m., Javier L. Anderson, 27, was sitting in a vehicle in the 800 block of East 78th when someone approached him on foot and opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.  

He was struck in the head and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died about 2:45 p.m. on Friday, the medical examiner’s office said.He lived in the South Side Gresham neighborhood.

An autopsy Saturday found Anderson died from a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a homicide.