A man was fatally shot Sunday while walking his dog in Austin on the West Side, police said.
The man and his dog were near a park about 7 a.m. in the 1700 block of North Major Avenue when someone fired shots at him, Chicago police said.
A person who was in their home nearby heard the gunfire, came outside and found the 51-year-old with a gunshot wound to his abdomen, police said.
The man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
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He was identified as Merlyn McCallister by the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.
No arrests have been reported. Area Five detectives are investigating.
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