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Man critically wounded in South Shore shooting

A 30-year-old man was shot in the back and critically wounded Tuesday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood.

He was dropped off at South Shore Hospital at 1:19 p.m. after the attack in the 7100 block of South Merrill, police News Affairs Officer Nicole Trainor said.

He was transferred to Stroger Hospital in critical condition with a wound to the lower back, Trainor said.

The details of the shooting weren’t immediately known. The man has documented gang ties, police said.