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Man killed, another wounded in Lawndale drive-by: police

The men were crossing the street when someone fired shots from a car, possibly a Jeep, police said.

A man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in Lawndale.
A shooting Jan. 10, 2020, left a man dead and another wounded in the 700 block of South California Avenue.
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A man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting Friday in Lawndale on the West Side.

They were crossing the street about 6 p.m. in the 700 block of South California Avenue when someone fired shots from a dark-colored car that was westbound on Lexington Street, Chicago police said.

Maurice Jones, 34, was struck in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Lawndale.

The other man, 39, was hit in the buttocks and taken to the same hospital in good condition, police said.

The car, possibly a Jeep, continued on Lexington, police said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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