Man, 80, shot to death at senior home in South Shore neighborhood

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A shooting at a senior housing building left an 80-year-old man dead. (WLS)

An 80-year-old was killed in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood Monday morning.

Police found the man unresponsive at a senior housing building at about 6:21 a.m. in the 2800-block of East 77th Place. He was found with a gunshot wound to the face and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

His death is being investigated as a homicide, police said.

A nearby neighbor said he heard seven or eight shots. Many neighbors and residents of the building said they are worried.

"I am speechless," said neighbor Earnestine Ross. "I mean, I know it's a lot of gun violence here but when it hits home and the seniors are involved, I don't know if this was a robbery attempt, what was he doing out at this time because no one can get in and out of these doors, so he had to be outside."

Residents of the building said it is normally a very secure senior building but there is no security on-site.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released.

Chicago police are investigating.

At least five other people have been killed in shootings in Chicago this Labor Day weekend.
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