Man killed, 12-year-old girl wounded in South Side shooting

They were at a gathering outside in the 7300 block of South Claremont Avenue when someone unleashed gunfire, police said.

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A girl, 12, was wounded and a 35-year-old man was killed in a shooting Aug. 26, 2020, in the 7300 block of South Claremont Avenue.

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A 12-year-old girl was wounded and a man was killed in a shooting Wednesday on the South Side.

They were at a gathering outside about 9:40 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Claremont Avenue when someone unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said.

The girl was struck in the leg and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.

The man, 35, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his head and body, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He was identified as Michael Lovell McDaniels, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Autopsy results released Thursday confirmed he died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Police said the suspected shooter may have been in a black SUV.

Area One detectives are investigating.

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