2 men wounded in Woodlawn, a block from fatal shooting hours earlier

The attack happened in the alley behind the 6300 block of South Maryland Avenue, according to an alert from University of Chicago police.

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Two people were shot July 22, 2021, in Woodlawn.

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Two men were wounded Thursday afternoon in Woodlawn on the South Side, just a block from where a person was fatally shot hours earlier.

The men were in a car parked in an alley behind the 6300 block of South Maryland Avenue about 3:50 p.m., Chicago police said.

A man in his 20s suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, according to police and Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt.

Another man, 30, was struck in the left arm and was taken to the hospital in good condition.

University of Chicago police also responded to the attack but the men were not affiliated with the university, according to spokesman Robert Mason.

Earlier Thursday, a 31-year-old man was fatally shot about a block away in the 6300 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue. He was inside a business about 12:45 p.m. when someone walked in and shot him multiple times, Chicago police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name hasn’t been released.

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