A street vendor was shot to death Monday evening in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.

At 5:38 p.m., 55-year-old¬†Terry Battle¬†was selling items in the 2700 block of West Fluornoy Street when someone fired shots, striking him in the lower back, according to Chicago police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

He was taken to Stroger hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

Battle lived in the Old Town neighborhood, the medical examiner’s office said.

Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.