Person in custody after deadly Back of the Yards shooting

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One person has been taken into custody after a man was shot to death Tuesday night in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood, according to Chicago police.

At 6:57 p.m., 29-year-oldRicardo Gomezwassitting inside a vehicle in the 4100 block of South Ashland when a male walked over and fired multiple shots at him,according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The 29-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead,authorities said.

The suspected shooter drove away in a vehicle with at least one other person inside, police said. A CPD officer stationed nearby witnessed the gunfire and proceeded to tail the suspect with a vehicle.

The people inside the vehicle later attempted to run away on foot, police said. After a brief chase, they were placed into custody and weapons were recovered from them.

Area Central detectives were investigating.

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