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Man seriously hurt in Markham shooting

Markham Police investigate a shooting about 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the 16200 block of South Central Park. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A person was wounded in a shooting Wednesday night in south suburban Markham.

The male victim, whose age was not known, was shot in the back about 9 p.m. near 162nd Street and Central Park Avenue in Markham, according to Markham police officers at the scene.

Video By Justin Jackson | Markham Police investigate a shooting about 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the 16200 block of

He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

The shooting happened less than a block from Markham Park Elementary School, 3015 W. 163rd St.

Police did not immediately respond to a request for further information Thursday morning.

The shooting came the day after Joshua Wright, the 18-year-old nephew of suburban police spokesman Sean Howard, was killed in a shooting a few miles away in Markham.

Markham Police investigate a shooting about 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the 16200 block of South Central Park. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times
Markham Police investigate a shooting about 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the 16200 block of South Central Park. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times
Markham Police investigate a shooting about 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the 16200 block of South Central Park. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times
Markham Police investigate a shooting about 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019, in the 16200 block of South Central Park. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times