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Man killed, grandmother injured in Auburn Gresham shooting

A 26-year-old man was killed and his 62-year-old grandmother seriously wounded Wednesday afternoon in a shooting in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

Both victims were shot in the head in the 7900 block of South Laflin about 2:50 p.m., according to Chicago Police.

The woman was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, but Phillip Dupree, of the 3400 block of West 76th Place, was pronounced dead at the scene, according police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A police source said he was a documented gang member.

“Last night, a young man who like ALL of us has a sorted past was murdered at 79th Laflin,” Rev. Michael Pfleger posted on Facebook Thursday morning.

“He was trying to turn his life around. We had many talks over the last few months, and has been attending Church. Sadly he will not be able to complete that turnaround,” Pfleger said.

Pfleger will lead a walk for peace in the community to remember Dupree and the others killed in shootings on Friday night at St. Sabina.