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Man fatally shot in South Chicago

Updated: September 26, 2012 7:28AM



A man died early Wednesday after being shot multiple times in the head and body in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

The 20-year-old man was standing outside in the 8200 block of South Houston Avenue when the gunman approached him on foot and opened fire about 2:15 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The man was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3 a.m., according to officials.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified him as Edgar Ortiz of the 10900 block of South Avenue F.

Nobody was in custody early Wednesday as Area South detectives investigate.



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