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East St. Louis Man Shot Dead on Playground

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - East St. Louis police say a man was gunned down while playing basketball on a playground at a housing complex.

Investigators say 24-year-old Steven Thomas died Tuesday at a hospital after being repeatedly shot near the Orr-Weathers complex where he lived.

Police Chief Michael Floore says there's evidence the victim and the gunman knew each other.

There was no immediate word on any suspects or arrests.

Thomas' funeral arrangements are pending.

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