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#Chicago_Chronicles : 1 dead, 4 wounded in shootings on South, West sides

A man has been shot to death in a Back of Yards park and at least four other people have been wounded in separate shootings since Tuesday morning, police said.

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue about 6:15 p.m., said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman. 

The address of the shooting is in Davis Square Park, which has an official address of 4430 S. Marshfield Ave.

The man was walking in the area when a car drove up and someone got out and started shooting at him, hitting him multiple times, then got back into the car and fled the area, Sweeney said.

A man was shot to death at the park in October 2012 in an attack that also left two teens wounded. 

About 6:35 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood, a man or boy suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body in the 1300 block of South Homan Avenue and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, Sweeney said.

Earlier, two people were wounded in separate shootings in the Lawndale neighborhood.

At about 2:15 p.m. in the 2800 block of West Polk Street. A male victim, whose exact age was not available, suffered a wound to his arm, Sweeney said.

No details were available about where he was taken for treatment or his condition.

About 1:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the 1300 block of South Troy Street, Sweeney said.

According to preliminary reports, the man was on the street when someone approached and shot him in the side. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Sweeney said.

At about 9 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. He walked in to Norwegian American Hospital with a gunshot wound to the ankle and told police he had been shot in the 700 block of North Saint Louis Avenue. He was listed in good condition.
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