1 killed, 1 wounded in Back of the Yards drive-by

Three people were on a porch in the 900 block of West 50th Street when someone in a passing SUV unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said.

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Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, in the 900 block of West 50th Street, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, one fatally, in the 900 block of West 50th Street, Aug. 28, 2020.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A man was killed and a woman was critically wounded in a shooting Friday in Back of the Yards on the South Side.

Three people were on a porch about 7:17 p.m. in the 900 block of West 50th Street when someone in a passing SUV unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said.

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, in the 900 block of West 50th Street, in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Chicago police investigate the scene where two people were shot, one fatally, in the 900 block of West 50th Street, Aug. 28, 2020.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A 38-year-old man was shot multiple times and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

He was identified as Oronde G. Jelks of Park Manor, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.

A 66-year-old woman was struck in the shoulder and taken to the same hospital in critical condition, police said.

The third person on the porch, a 48-year-old man, was injured by glass and taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, police said.

Area One detectives are investigating.

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