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Man fatally shot in South Shore community

A man was fatally shot Saturday evening in the South Shore neighborhood.

The 27-year-old man -- identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as Darius Knowles -- was shot about 6:40 p.m. in the 2200 block of East 71st Street, police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety said.

Police said he was initially taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds to the upper left arm and abdomen area. Knowles, of the 7400 block of South Kingston Avenue, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 8:09 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy is scheduled for later Sunday.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating, but nobody is in custody.

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