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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -  Authorities in East St. Louis are investigating the death of a Washington Park man who was gunned down after playing basketball at a city park.

St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone says 20-year-old Marcquez Fultz was shot multiple times in the head and chest Monday night and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police Chief Michael Floore says Fultz and a couple of his cousins were sitting around talking after the game when someone came out of a wooded area nearby and began shooting.

He says Fultz is the 13th homicide victim in East St. Louis this year.

 


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