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1 killed, 1 critically wounded in Belmont Cragin shooting

Officers heard several shots fired and saw an 18-year-old man running with a rifle in the 6200 block of West Diversey Avenue, Chicago police said.

Three people were killed and nine others wounded in shootings May 17, 2021 in Chicago.
Two men were critically wounded in a shooting May 14, 2021, in Belmont Cragin.
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One man was killed and another injured in a shooting Friday night in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side.

About 11:50 p.m., officers heard several shots fired and saw an 18-year-old man running with a rifle in the 6200 block of West Diversey Avenue, Chicago police said.

Officers placed him under arrest and noticed he had two gunshot wounds to the back and one to the arm, police said. He was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

While searching the area, officers also found a 32-year-old man on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. He was taken to the same hospital where he was later pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Demetrius Jordan.

Area Five detectives are investigating the incident.

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