4 shot, 1 fatally, in West Pullman shootout

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Police investigate multiple people shot, one fatally Monday night in the 12300 block of South Yale in Chicago. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A man was killed and three other people were wounded Monday night in a shootout in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A woman and two teens were walking outside when someone fired shots about 10:50 p.m. in the 12300 block of South Yale, according to Chicago Police. Witnesses told police that a 19-year-old man who was killed in the shooting fired the first shots from a gangway and an unknown person returned fire.

The man, identified as Denzel V. Nelson, was struck in the face and chest and was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. He lived in West Pullman.

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the arm and was taken to Comer’s Children’s Hospital where his condition was stabilized and a 16-year-old boy was shot in the foot and thigh. He was taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The woman, age 18, was also shot in the thigh and was stabilized at the same hospital, police said.

Area South detectives were investigating the shooting.

Police investigate multiple people shot, one fatally Monday night in the 12300 block of South Yale in Chicago. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Police investigate multiple people shot, one fatally Monday night in the 12300 block of South Yale in Chicago. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

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