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Man killed, teen wounded in Gresham shooting

John Tiggs, of Dolton, was fatally shot in the 8100 block of South Halsted Street, authorities said.

A man was killed, and a 15-year-old boy were hurt May 31, 2020, in Gresham on the South Side.
A man was killed, and a 15-year-old boy were hurt May 31, 2020, in Gresham on the South Side.
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Two people are in custody after a 32-year-old man was killed and a teen was shot Sunday in Gresham on the South Side.

Several people entered a store about 12:30 p.m. in the 8100 block of South Halsted Street and began taking items, Chicago police said. One suspect got out of the back office of the store and started shooting as the group ran out the store.

The man, who had a face mask on, left the store and tried going back in with a 15-year-old nearby him, police said. They were both struck by bullets.

The man was hit in the abdomen and pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as John Tiggs of south suburban Dolton.

Autopsy results found Tiggs died of a gunshot wound to the torso and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

The teen was taken to the same hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Two people who were taken into custody were released without charges, police said.

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