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Man critically wounded in Back of the Yards shooting, 3 in custody

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Three people have been taken into custody in connection with a shooting that left a man critically wounded Wednesday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago Police said.

The 20-year-old man was shot in the head at 2:15 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Ashland and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. It was not clear what he was doing at the time of the shooting, police said.

Officers saw three people fleeing the scene shortly after the shooting and followed their vehicle. They were taken into custody for questioning, police said.

Area Central detectives were investigating.