Man, 44, fatally shot in Back of the Yards

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Two people are in custody after a 44-year-old man was fatally shot Monday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

About 4 p.m., Albertano Medrano was driving in the 4500 block of South Hermitage when three people in a white van began to harass him, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Medrano kept driving away, and one of the passengers in the white van opened fire, striking him in the head, neck and back, authorities said. His vehicle then crashed into three other vehicles after he was shot.

Medrano, who lived in the 1800 block of West 46th Street, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:30 p.m., authorities said.

Two people were taken into custody and charges were pending against them as of Tuesday afternoon, police said.

Two more people were shot in the same neighborhood about 45 minutes earlier.

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