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Male shot to death in Back of the Yards

Updated: April 22, 2013 5:08PM

A male was shot to death early Monday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said.

Police said the male was shot in the 1700 block of West 44th about 4:50 a.m.

He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, but died shortly thereafter, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death, though the male’s identity was withheld until his family could be notified.

According to unconfirmed police dispatch reports, the man was shot four times — three times in the back and once in the face.

No one was in custody as Area Central detectives investigated.

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