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1 dead, 1 wounded in South Chicago shooting

One man was killed near his home and another was injured in a South Chicago neighborhood shooting late Thursday.

Taylor J. Lewis, 35, and a 19-year-old man were standing outside in the 8900 block of South Houston at 11:40 p.m. when a vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Lewis, who lived in the same block as the shooting, was shot in the upper left part of his chest and was dead at the scene, authorities said. The younger man was shot in the leg and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Police could be seen investigating inside a home next to Christ Life Church Chicago. Shell casings were in the doorway.

Shortly before 1 a.m., a woman sobbing and yelling, “my son, my son” ran into the crime scene. Police advised her to go to Northwestern, and she left shortly thereafter.

A neighbor, who has lived on the block for about a month, said she watched the shooting from her second-story window.

“A car came by, somebody hopped out and they did what they had to do,” she said, adding that she heard six gunshots.”This is a quiet block. It don’t be no mess over here.”

The neighbor asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation.

“We gotta live over here with these people,” she said. “I don’t know who they are, but you gotta be careful.”