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1 killed, 2 wounded in Pilsen shooting: police

All three were standing on a sidewalk near Peter Cooper Dual Language Academy, 1624 W. 19th St., when someone opened fire at them, Chicago police said.

One person was shot and killed, and two others were wounded July 10, 2021, in the 1800 block of South Paulina Street.
One person was shot and killed, and two others were wounded July 10, 2021, in the 1800 block of South Paulina Street.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A 26-year-old man was killed and two other people were wounded in a shooting Saturday near an elementary school in Pilsen on the Near West Side.

About 6 p.m., all three were standing on a sidewalk near Peter Cooper Dual Language Academy, 1624 W. 19th St., when someone opened fire at them, Chicago police said.

Chicago police work the scene where 3 people were shot, including 1 person who was shot and killed, in the 1800 block of South Paulina, in the Pilsen neighborhood, Saturday, July 10, 2021. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
One person was shot and killed, and two others were wounded July 10, 2021, in the 1800 block of South Paulina Street.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Martin Palafox was shot in the head and neck and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

A 22-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were both struck in their right shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital, where they were listed in good condition, police said.

Area Three detectives were investigating.

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