CHICAGO — A man is dead after being shot in the head Monday evening near Ford City Mall on the far Southwest Side, according to Chicago police.

Police said a 32-year-old man was standing in a parking lot near a Ross Dress for Less store in the 7600 block of South Cicero Avenue around 5:30 p.m., when he was hit in the head by gunfire.

The victim was then taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, where he later died of his wounds. The medical examiner has identified the man as Rick Perez.

Police have no one in custody as area detectives continue to investigating.

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No other information is available at this time.