(STMW) — A person who was found dead in a burning car Wednesday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side was shot in the head, an autopsy found.

Crews responded to a car fire in the 10700 block of South Eggleston at 2:11 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

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The body of a black male was discovered in the vehicle after the fire was extinguished, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He remains unidentified as of Friday morning.

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An autopsy found the male died of a gunshot wound to the head and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

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