1 killed, 3 wounded in West Garfield Park shooting

A 21-year-old man died after being shot in the back in the 100 block of South Keeler Avenue.

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Five people were shot December 23, 2021 in Chicago.

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A 21-year-old man was killed and three others were wounded in a shooting Saturday night in West Garfield Park, police said.

All four were in a car about 6:50 p.m. when someone fired at them in the 100 block of South Keeler Avenue, Chicago police said.

They continued driving to the 500 block of South Pulaski Road, where they crashed into a Chicago Fire Department vehicle, police said.

Amontay M. Benson was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot in the back and forearm, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A 17-year-old girl and 19-year-old man were also shot in the back and transported to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A 34-year-old man was in critical condition at Mount Sinai after being shot multiple times.

No injuries to fire department personnel were reported in the crash.

Area Four detectives are investigating.

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