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Man dies of gunshot wounds in South Holland

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A man who was shot Friday in south suburban South Holland has died.

Police were called about 7:30 p.m. to a home in the 1300 block of Prince Drive where they found 31-year-old Damien D. Purnell lying on the floor with gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office and South Holland police.

Witnesses said Purnell opened the front door after hearing a knock and was shot by someone outside, according to police. Purnell was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for surgery.

He was pronounced dead at 3:16 p.m. Saturday, according to the medical examiner’s office.