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Man killed, another seriously wounded in Chatham shooting

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One man was killed and another seriously wounded on Friday afternoon in a South Side Chatham neighborhood shooting.

About 12:50 p.m., the men, ages 26 and 21, were in front of an apartment building in the 8000 block of South Ellis when people walked up to them, fired shots and ran away, according to Chicago Police.

The older man was shot in the chest and taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he died at 1:40 p.m. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Deshawn Boswell of the South Shore neighborhood.

The 21-year-old was shot in the legs and wrist, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

No one was in custody for the attack as of Saturday morning.

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