3 shot, 1 fatally, in Washington Park

Two of the men were sitting inside a car and a third man was standing near the car talking as shots were fired.

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Three men were shot, one fatally, Feb. 24, 2021, in the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue.

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Three people were shot, one fatally, Wednesday in Washington Park on the South Side.

About 10:30 p.m., two men sitting inside a vehicle and a third man standing nearby were shot as they talked in the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue, Chicago police said.

The man standing outside, 23, was shot twice in the head and brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He was identified as Jojuan Black, of Park Manor, by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The men inside the vehicle sped away from the gunfire, police said. A passenger, 36, was struck in the left thigh and right shoulder, while another man, 49, was struck in the leg, police said. They were taken to the same hospital for treatment.

Area One detectives are investigating.

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