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Newspaper vendor shot to death Tuesday morning

Updated: July 2, 2013 7:47AM

A newspaper street vendor was shot and killed Tuesday near a Dan Ryan Expy. off-ramp.

The man, believed to be in his 30s was in the 800 block of West 99th when he was shot about 5:50 a.m., said police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

The man was selling food and Chicago Sun-Times newspapers to passing motorists at an intersection near the off-ramp, Mirabelli said. The Sun-Times contracts with an outside vendor for single-copy newspaper sales.

Two black males were seen fleeing the area after the shooting, Mirabelli said.

Further details were not immediately available as Area South detectives opened an investigation.

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