Leroy Griffin shot to death in Chatham

Leroy Griffin was fatally shot Saturday night in the Chatham neighborhood.

Griffin, 18, was in the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue when an SUV approached about 7 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. Several people got out of the SUV and opened fire — striking Griffin in the head.

Griffin, of the 7500 block of South Langley Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 7:20 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Area South detectives are investigating if the shooting is gang related.

— Sun-Times Media Wire

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