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19-year-old fatally shot in South Holland, medical examiner says

19-year-old fatally shot in South Holland, medical examiner says

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The man's death is being investigated by Gary and Lake County authorities. 

SOUTH HOLLAND — A shooting in South Holland left one dead Wednesday afternoon. 

William Brooks, 19, of Chicago died from multiple gunshot wounds and his death was classified as a homicide, according to a Cook County Medical Examiner's report. 

Brooks was shot at 4:57 p.m. Wednesday in the 15200 block of Drexel Avenue in South Holland. 

Brooks was pronounced dead shortly after at 5:28 p.m., the report said. South Holland Police Department was the responding agency. 

South Holland police did not respond to The Times inquiries into the incident Thursday. It is unknown if a homicide suspect has been apprehended at this time. 

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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts and investigative news. She is a graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology. 219-933-4194,

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