(STMW) – In the first reported homicide of 2016, a man was shot to death early New Year’s Day in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood on the South Side.
The 24-year-old man was shot about 2:20 a.m. in the 4600 block of South St. Lawrence, police said. He was dead at the scene.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisories In Effect; Snow Arrives For Monday Morning Commute
The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the death, but did not release additional information.
The crime scene on South Saint Lawrence Avenue stretched from East 46th Place to East 45th Street. A tan Lexus was parked on the east side of South Saint Lawrence Avenue with the driver side door open. The man’s body was lying in the street under the open door, next to shell casings.
The man’s friends and family began arriving on the scene about 3:30 a.m.READ MORE: 4 Dead, 23 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago
“Who shot him?” a woman screamed and cried in the street as blue police lights bounced off brick homes.
More family showed up about 10 minutes later. “That’s my baby!” an older woman wailed as she approached the tape. “They shot my baby!” A police officer took her by the hand and walked her back to her car.
A male who identified as the man’s cousin showed up minutes later with more distraught friends and family.
“He was a family man,” the cousin, who preferred to remain anonymous, said. “He wasn’t on any of this. He was supposed to be in the house with his grandma. He didn’t deserve any of this.”MORE NEWS: Melissa Ortega, 8-Year-Old Girl Killed In Little Village Shooting, Had Just Emigrated From Mexico
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