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Man shot in head, seriously wounded on South Side

Updated: September 5, 2011 7:50AM

A man shot in the head early Monday in the South Side South Shore neighborhood was alert enough to drive himself to an area hospital, police said.

The man, 36, was shot in the head on the 1300 block of East 74th Street at 12:03 a.m., police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

Circumstances surrounding the shooting were not yet known early Monday, but the man remained conscious and was alert enough to drive himself to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, Alfaro said.

He was later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he remains in serious condition early Monday, Alfaro said. No one is in custody.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

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