Man shot in Back of the Yards

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A man was shot Tuesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

About 8:05 p.m., the 19-year-old was on the sidewalk in the 5300 block of South Morgan when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the right thigh, according to Chicago Police.

He later showed up at St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

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