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Robbery possible motive in fatal South Shore shooting

Police suspect the shooting death of a man murdered outside his apartment building Monday night in the South Side South Shore neighborhood may have started as a robbery.

The shooting happened at 5:41 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 68th Street, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The victim, 31, was trying to enter the outer vestibule of the apartment building where he lived when an unknown suspect approached him from behind and shot him in the head, police said.

Police suspect robbery may be the motive for the shooting, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said, citing preliminary information.

The 31-year-old man -- identified by sources as Dionne Moody -- was found unresponsive and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Moody described himself as a “determined” stylist, fashion show producer and blogger, according to various social media profile pages that he filled with photos of his recent work styling models for photo shoots.

He graduated from Wendell Phillips Academy High School on the South Side, according to his Facebook profile.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating but no one is in custody.



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