JOLIET, Ill. (STMW) — A 31-year-old man died after he was shot in Joliet on Saturday morning.

Joliet fire officials said a person was shot at 11 a.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Nicholson Street.

According to Joliet fire Capt. Bob Wohlrab, the victim was shot in a house’s backyard.

The victim, identified as Antonio T. Tyler, 31, of Joliet, was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, according to the Will County coroner’s office.

Joliet police are investigating. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, though the coroner’s office said Tyler was the victim of an apparent homicide.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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