Man in critical condition after Back of the Yards shooting

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

About 7 p.m., the 26-year-old was outside in the 4700 block of South Loomis when a car pulled out of an alley and someone inside it opened fire, hitting him in the back and leg, according to Chicago Police.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Police think the shooting was gang-related.

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