Man fatally shot in South Loop business

The shooting happened Thursday in the 1900 block of South State Street.

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A person was critically hurt in a shooting Jan. 28, 2021 in the 1900 block of South State Street in the South Loop.

A person was critically hurt in a shooting Jan. 28, 2021 in the 1900 block of South State Street in the South Loop.

Sam Charles/Sun-Times

A 24-year-old man was fatally shot inside a business Thursday in the South Loop, less than two blocks away from a Chicago police station.

About 12:20 p.m., a gunman entered the business in the 1900 block of South State Street and fired shots, Chicago police said.

The man was shot in the face and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Gregory Jackson III of South Shore.

The shooting happened on the east side of State Street, near several condos, a hair salon and a medical center.

Chicago police’s 1st District station is one and a half blocks north of the shooting.

Minutes earlier, another person was shot in Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side.

Read more on crime, and track the city’s homicides.

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