Man Critically Hurt in South Side Shooting, Chicago Police Say

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A 26-year-old man is in critical condition after he was attacked in the city’s Chatham neighborhood Thursday evening.

According to Chicago police, the man and a 3-year-old girl were in a vehicle in the first block of East 79th Street at approximately 7:20 p.m. Thursday when they pulled up alongside another vehicle at the location.

A person in that vehicle pulled out a weapon and opened fire, striking the man. Police say the victim's vehicle then came to rest after striking a parked vehicle in the 300 block of East 79th Street.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the face during the incident, and was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, police said.

It was originally reported that the girl suffered a graze wound to her head. However, police later determined the 3-year-old was not shot nor injured in the incident.

Area Two detectives are investigating the shooting, and no suspects are in custody.

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