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Man shot to death inside Back of the Yards apartment

He was inside the bedroom of a second floor apartment in the 4800 block of South Wood Street when someone he knew fired shots at him.

A 21-year-old man was shot to death Sept. 15, 2020, inside an apartment in the 4800 block of South Wood Street.
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A 21-year-old man was shot to death Tuesday inside an apartment in Back of the Yards on the South Side.

The shooting happened about 11:10 p.m. at a second-floor apartment in the 4800 block of South Wood Street, Chicago police said.

The suspect was let inside by a witness he had arranged to meet, and the suspect “immediately” fired shots at the 21-year-old man, police said.

Brian Martinez was shot in the neck, face and arm, and pronounced dead at the scene, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Police said he was found lying on a bed.

The gunman left the apartment and remains at large, police said.

Area One detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

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