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One man killed, one injured in Old Town shooting

Updated: January 9, 2013 7:45AM



Two men were shot--one fatally--at a convenience store Tuesday night in the Old Town neighborhood, authorities said.

The shooting happened about 6:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of North Sedgwick Street, police said.

TyShawn Blanton, 31, was shot multiple times and died at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 7:05 p.m, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. An autopsy for Blanton, of the 1300 block of North Halsted Street, is scheduled for Wednesday.

A 20-year-old man was also shot. He suffered gunshot wounds to the back, police said, and was taken in critical but “stable” condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Police said the men were gang members.

No arrests have been made as Area North detectives investigate.

The death will be the 14th homicide of 2013, pending the results of an autopsy. Additionally, Chicago Police have fatally shot one person this year.



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