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One dead, one hospitalized following South Side shooting

One man was killed and a second person hospitalized Wednesday following a shooting in the South Side’s Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood, Chicago Police said.

A 20-year-old man and another male, whose age was not immediately known, entered an apartment building with several others — including the shooters — about noon in the 700 block of East 79th Street, Chicago Police Officer Amina Greer said.

The 20-year-old waited in a hallway while the other male and the suspected shooters entered an apartment, Greer said.

Inside the apartment, the male was shot in the head, Greer said.

He died at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His age and identity were not known Wednesday night.

The 20-year-old heard the shots and left the building, attempting to flee on foot, Greer said.

The shooters left the building and shot at him, hitting him in the elbow and forearm, before they also fled on foot, Greer said.

The man was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Greer said.

No one is in custody as detectives investigate.



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