1 killed, 1 wounded in Brighton Park shooting

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One man was killed and one was wounded in a Brighton Park neighborhood shooting early Sunday on the Southwest Side.

The men, ages 23 and 30, were in an argument with a male at 4:57 a.m. in a parking lot in the 3300 block of West 47th Street when a second male walked up, pulled out a gun and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

Manuel Vega, 23, of the 5100 block of South Kolin, was shot in the head and neck and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Tuesday at 9:39 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The older man suffered gunshot wounds to the left shoulder and forearm and was also taken to Sinai, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

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