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Dolton man fatally shot in Altgeld Gardens

A Dolton man was fatally shot while entering an Altgeld Gardens residence early Wednesday on the far South Side.

The man, identified by the Cook County medical examiners office as Christopher Neal, 24, was shot once in the back as he entered a residence in the 300 block of East 131st Place, police News Affairs Officer Daniel OBrien said.

An autopsy today concluded that Neal died of a gunshot wound to the back, and his death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

The shooting happened just south of Golden Gate Park, 13000 S. Eberhart Ave., in the Altgeld Gardens public housing complex.

OBrien said responding officers found the man on the porch of the home and he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center of Oak Lawn. Neal, of 15515 University Ave. in Dolton, was pronounced dead at 5:18 a.m., according to the medical examiners office.

A description of the gunman was not immediately available Wednesday night, police said.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating, but nobody was in custody this afternoon, police said.

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