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Man killed in shoot-out in East Side neighborhood

The man and three other people began shooting from a car at a group on a porch in the 9700 block of South Avenue L, police said. The group returned fire.

Chicago police work the scene where 26-year-old man was shot and killed in the 9700 block of South Avenue L in the East Side neighborhood after a shootout, Sunday, July 25, 2021.
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A man died after being shot multiple times in a shoot-out in the East Side neighborhood Sunday evening, according to Chicago police.

The 25-year-old man was driving south on Avenue L with three other people and began shooting at a group sitting on the porch in the 9700 block of South Avenue L about 8:15 p.m., police said.

The group returned fire, hitting the driver multiple times. He crashed into a parked car, police said.

The 25-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Alfonso Gutierrez Garcia of South Deering.

A 16-year-old boy was taken to Trinity Hospital for treatment for a laceration, Chicago fire officials said. It is not known if he was on the porch or in the car.

Area Two detectives were questioning a person of interest.