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Teen killed, man critically hurt in Marquette Park shooting

They were traveling in a vehicle Sunday in the 7200 block of South Western Avenue when another vehicle pulled up next to them and someone inside opened fire.

A teenager was shot July 23, 2021 in Gresham.
Two men were shot July 4, 2021 in Marquette Park.
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A teen was killed and a man critically wounded in a shooting Sunday afternoon in Marquette Park on the South Side.

They were traveling in a vehicle about 2:25 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Western Avenue when another vehicle pulled up next to them and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police said.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the neck and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said.

He died the next day at 2:14 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was identified as Derrick Woods Jr.

Police initially reported Woods was 28-years-old.

The older man, 33, was struck in the armpit and stomach and taken to the same hospital in critical condition.

Area One detectives are investigating the shooting.

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