19-year-old dead in West Side shooting

CHICAGO — Chicago police are now investigating the West Side shooting death of a 19-year-old man as a homicide.

The shooting took place at about 10 p.m. Tuesday in the 5100 block of West Chicago Avenue near the convenience store Chicago Avenue Foods.

The victim has been identified as Lavell Jones. He was wounded in the back and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Jones is among three people who were killed by gunfire in seven hours across the city overnight, the Chicago Tribune reports.