1 killed, 1 hurt in Brighton Park shooting

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Two men were wounded, one of them fatally, in a shooting Friday afternoon in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

Guillermo Viramontes III and another man were standing on the sidewalk at 12:08 p.m. in the 3500 block of West 38th Place when two people jumped out of a gray van and opened fire, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The suspects then got back into the van and continued northbound.

Viramontes, 21, suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen, while the older man, 33, was struck in his leg, police said. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the younger man died and the other man’s condition was stabilized.

An autopsy found that Viramontes, of the Brighton Park, died from multiple gunshot wounds, the medical examiner’s office said.

Area Central detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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