Thursday, September 30, 2010

Man shot in head, neck in Chatham dies

A 22-year-old man who was shot in the head and neck Wednesday night on the in the Chatham neighborhood has died from his injuries.

Marlon Dubose of the 7700 block of South Champlain Avenue, was pronounced dead at 8:50 p.m. at Stroger Hospital, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Officers and paramedics responded about 8 p.m. to the 600 block of East 79th Street and found Dubose with gunshot wounds to his neck and head, police said.

Preliminary reports said he was approached by two male suspects, one on foot and the other was riding a bicycle. The person riding the bicycle fired shots, striking Dubose multiple times. Both suspects fled northbound from the scene, police said.

Dubose was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No one was in custody for the shooting. Calumet Area detectives were investigating.

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