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1 killed, 1 wounded in West Side drive-by shooting

Authorities investigate after man was killed another wounded West Side drive-by shooting. / Phofrom NVP News Video

Authorities investigate after a man was killed and another wounded in a West Side drive-by shooting. / Photo from NVP News Video

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One man was killed and another wounded in a drive-by shooting early Monday in the Lower West Side neighborhood, police said.

About 2 a.m., four men left a West Side bar in a sedan after getting into an argument with another group of men, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

While sitting at a stoplight in the 1300 block of West Cermak Road, an SUV pulled up and someone inside fired shots at their car before driving away, Greer said.

The driver of the sedan drove away and eventually crashed near the intersection of Cermak Road and Loomis Street, police said.

A 22-year-old man in the car was shot in the head and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, and he died there a short time later, police said.

A 21-year-old man was also shot in the head, and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

The other men in the car were not wounded, police said.

Police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

No one is in custody. Area Central detectives are investigating.



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