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Man running away from gunman killed on South Side

Updated: July 2, 2013 7:28AM



A gunman shot and killed an 18-year-old Morgan Park man whose pants apparently slipped down and slowed his attempt to flee.

Stephon Wright, of the 10800 block of South Racine, was sitting in a parked vehicle with two females in the 10400 block of South Green when a man in a passing car opened fire on the group about 8 p.m., authorities said.

After the initial blast of gunfire, the gunman exited his car and Wright and the two women ran in different directions, police said.

As Wright tried to run, his pants slipped down, according to a source. He was shot in the leg and collapsed to the ground as he wrestled with his pants, the source said. The gunman then shot Wright in the head before fleeing, according to the source.

Wright was taken to Roseland Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Nobody else was injured in the shooting.

No one was in custody Tuesday morning as Area South detectives investigated.



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