Woman killed, gunman among 2 wounded in Chinatown shootout

A man involved in the shooting was himself shot and taken to a hospital for treatment, where he was taken into custody.

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Chicago police investigate where three people were shot Friday night near Cermak Road and Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown.

Chicago police investigate where three people were shot Friday night near Cermak Road and Wentworth Avenue in Chinatown.

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A gun battle in Chinatown Friday left a woman dead and two others wounded, including a man who authorities said was involved in the shooting.

The gunfire erupted about 10:50 p.m. when a 38-year-old man and another person began shooting at each other in the 2200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago police said.

As the two fired, two women were struck by bullets, police said.

Jennifer Medrano, 24, was struck in the torso and later died at Stroger Hospital, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The other, a 42-year-old woman, shot in the hand and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition.

The 38-year-old involved in the shooting was struck in the buttocks and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in critical condition, authorities said.

Police said he was taken into custody.

The other shooter fled the area and was not in custody, according to police.

A weapon was recovered at the scene.

Officers investigate late Friday at the scene of a shooting that left a woman dead and two other people wounded in Chinatown.

Officers investigate late Friday at the scene of a shooting that left a woman dead and two other people wounded in Chinatown.

Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Sun-Times

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