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Fatal Roseland shooting is Chicago’s 1st homicide of 2014

Updated: January 4, 2014 6:47AM

A man who died after being shot multiple times in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood Friday afternoon is the city’s first homicide of 2014.

Ronald Sawyer, 30, was shot about 1:15 p.m. in the 300 block of West 114th Street, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

Officers responded to a call of a man shot at that location and found him with gunshot wounds to the back, face, hand and buttocks, police said.

The shooter fled west into an alley, got into a vehicle and fled east on 115th Street, police said.

Sawyer, of the 11000 block of South Parnell Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 4:08 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

No one was in custody Friday night as Area South detectives conducted a homicide investigation, police said.

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