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Man Found Fatally Shot Near Willis Tower Wednesday Evening

By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 6, 2016 2:24PM

Willis Tower / Getty Images / Photo: Scott Olson

A 26-year-old man was found shot in the Loop on Wednesday night in what detectives are investigating as a possible suicide, police told Chicagoist.

The victim was discovered at around 7:30 p.m. in 300 block of South Franklin Street—roughly a block south of Willis Tower—lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the chest, according to a police spokesman. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition, where he was later pronounced dead.

According to the Tribune, the man fell from the 13th floor of a parking garage after being shot.

As of Thursday morning, police had not officially ruled the death a suicide but "were looking into that possibility" as the investigation continues.