Man killed, two wounded in Back of the Yards shooting

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A 36-year-old man was killed and two other men were wounded in a shooting early Saturday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

About 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 4500 block of South Wood, Chicago Police said.

Officers found John Gonzalez, who lived in the same block, with a gunshot wound to his head being put into a vehicle by several friends, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He was transported to University of Illinois Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:43 a.m.

A 32-year-old man and a 26-year-old man also wounded in the shooting took themselves to Stroger Hospital, police said. The older man was shot in both legs and the younger in his right hand. They were both in good condition.

Witnesses were uncooperative with police and no one was in custody. Area Central detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

A few hours earlier, another man was killed and one wounded in a shooting in the same neighborhood.

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