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Heights Man Found Shot Outside Gas Station

The victim, Robert Fortson, was pronounced dead at St. James Hospital.

Chicago Heights man with several gunshot wounds was found outside of a Lincoln Highway gas station Tuesday morning.

Just before 11 a.m. responded to a call about a shooting at the Mobil gas station in the 400 block of Lincoln Highway. When they arrived police found Robert Fortson, 40, laying in the parking lot with several gunshot wounds, according to police Head of Detectives Joseph Bruni. 

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personnel took Fortson to St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights where he was pronounced dead on arrival, according to police.

Police have a man in custody but have not released his name. An investigation into the death is ongoing.

Patch will report more details on this incident as they become available.

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Alex September 12, 2012 at 05:17 PM
And my bad that was meant for dj friend
Christopher Paicely September 12, 2012 at 05:27 PM
djs friend, jamilia and Alex Your comments were removed because they contained a personal attack and/or profanity, which violates Patch's Terms of Use. Feel free to post another comment, but please leave out the insults and profanity. Thanks. Christopher Paicely Chicago Heights Patch Editor
David September 12, 2012 at 05:59 PM
guess i won't get gas on that corner anymore!
Kelly Brandon September 13, 2012 at 12:54 AM
This is terrible, the victim is the husband of a friend and I cannot begin to imagine how her and her family feel!! This is a senseless act that left a family without a husband and father!! Prayers for the Fortson family'
DJ Morgan September 13, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Absolutely not a commentary on the victim, but the "strip club" across the street brings in an element that brings down the entire area and puts good citizens at risk.

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