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Woman killed, man wounded in South Shore shooting

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A woman waskilled and a man was critically wounded Wednesday evening in a South Shore neighborhood shooting.

At 5:03 p.m., three people were inside a red Chevrolet Impala driving west on79th Street when someone inside a passing vehicle fired shots at them, according to Chicago Police. The Impala then crashed into a light pole in the 1800 block of East 79th Street.

Kyra Young, 17, suffered a gunshot wound to the body and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was pronounced dead at 6:33 p.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. She lived in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the face and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition Thursday morning. Police initially said he had died.

The third passenger in the Impala, a 25-year-old man, suffered injuries in the crash that were not thought to be life-threatening, police said. He was taken to Christ, where his condition was stabilized.

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