Man charged with domestic battery for Englewood shooting

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A man has been charged with shooting another man Monday afternoon inside a home in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

At 4:12 p.m., the 25-year-old was inside the home in the 6800 block of South Throop when 21-year-old Joshua Johnson pulled out a gun during an argument and shot him in the chest, according to Chicago Police.

The man took himself to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.

Johnson, who lives in the Southwest Side Wrightwood neighborhood, was charged with a misdemeanor count of domestic battery causing bodily harm, police said. He was expected to appear in court on Tuesday.

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