CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (STMW) – The death of a man who was found early Saturday in south suburban Chicago Heights with multiple gunshot wounds to the head has been ruled a homicide, according to autopsy results.

Police responded at 3:57 a.m. to a report of shots fired in the area of 63 W. Hickory St. and found Courtney Wells, 26, lying on the ground near the front steps of a building with blood coming from his head, according to a Chicago Heights police release.

It is believed Wells, of the 1300 block of Center Avenue in Chicago Heights, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his head, the release said. Several shell casings where found close to the victim.

Wells was dead on the scene and an autopsy Sunday revealed he died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

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