Back of the Yards

1 Dead, 1 Critically Hurt in Back of the Yards Shooting, Chicago Police Say

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Chicago police are investigating after one person was killed and another critically injured by gunfire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on Tuesday afternoon.

According to authorities, the two men were sitting in a vehicle in the 5100 block of South Hermitage at approximately 4:28 p.m. when someone opened fire, striking both of the victims.

A 25-year-old man was hit by the gunfire, and he was later pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.

A 24-year-old man was hit in both legs, and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, according to police.

No suspects are in custody, and further details around the shooting were unknown at this time.

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