Man killed on Southwest Side

Homicide on California Avenue

Detectives investigate the scene of a shooting that left a 32-year-old man dead late Wednesday night.
(Peter Nickeas / Chicago Tribune / December 26, 2012)

A man in his 30s died after someone shot him in the face, chest and arms in the Gage Park neighborhood late Wednesday night.

He was shot in an alley east of California Avenue just south of 54th Street about 10 p.m.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The man's family gathered there after he was shot.

Eight detectives arrived at the scene and began their investigation early Thursday morning, their unmarked police cars crowding the narrow block. 

A young woman wept next to red tape on the south side of the crime scene.

Police later said he died. A spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office wasn't able to say whether they had been notified of the death.

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