Man Killed, Woman Critically Injured in South Side Shooting: Police

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30 June 2017 | 3:35 pm

Two people were shot, one of them fatally, while driving on Chicago’s South Side Friday morning, police said. 

The shooting happened just after 7 a.m. in the 4100 block of South State Street, police said. 

A vehicle with four people inside was traveling southbound on State Street when it stopped at a stop light at 41st Street. That when authorities say a black SUV pulled along side the vehicle and someone inside the SUV opened fire, striking at least two people. 

In attempt to flee the gunfire, the driver of the vehicle drove from the scene to the 5400 block of South Wentworth Avenue. 

A 22-year-old man, who was a rear passenger in the vehicle and who police say was a documented gang member, was shot in the head, shoulder and back and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

A 23-year-old woman who was also a rear passenger was struck in the torso and right arm and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. 

The driver and front passenger were not injured, police said. 

No one was in custody as of Friday morning, but police believe the shooting was gang-related. Area Central detectives are investigating. 

Check back for details on this developing story. 

Published at 10:35 AM CDT on Jun 30, 2017

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