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Man killed, woman wounded in Bronzeville shooting

The man was struck multiple times when two males fired shots at him, and the woman was not the intended target of the shooting, police said.

A man was killed and a woman wounded in a shooting March 22, 2021, in Bronzeville.
A man was killed and a woman wounded in a shooting March 22, 2021, in Bronzeville.
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Two people were wounded, one fatally, in a shooting Monday in Bronzeville on the South Side.

About 5 p.m., a 23-year-old man was in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue when two males fired shots at him, striking him in the torso, back and buttocks, Chicago police said.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

He was identified as Demetrius Watkins, who lived in the neighborhood where he was shot, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A 47-year-old woman who was not the intended target was grazed in the leg by a bullet, police said. She was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

Area One detectives are investigating.