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Man dies after caught in crossfire at South Shore store where one of the shooters, a 16-year-old boy, was also killed

The teen fired shots into the store at two men who returned fire Wednesday night in the 1700 block of East 71st Street, police said.

A man was fatally shot July 18, 2021, in Austin on the West Side.
A man and a teenage boy were fatally shot May 19, 2021, in South Shore.
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A man died after he was caught in crossfire at a South Shore store where one of the shooters, a 16-year-old boy, was also killed Wednesday night, according to Chicago police.

The teen fired shots into the store, apparently targeting two people, about 8:55 p.m. in the 1700 block of East 71st Street, Chicago police said.

The two returned fire, striking the teen in the abdomen and neck, as well as a 49-year-old man who was inside the store, police said.

The boy and the man were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were pronounced dead, police said.

The man was identified as William Crawl, of Gresham, by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The boy was identified as John Lindsey, the medical examiner’s office said.

At least 15 gunshots were fired at the store, police said.

Two guns were recovered beneath a vehicle, as well as multiple extended magazine cartridges. The two gunmen in the store fled in a vehicle and were not in custody, police said.

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