Two wounded during struggle for gun on Northwest Side

The confrontation occurred around 9:40 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Nelson Street.

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Two people were shot and wounded during a struggle for a gun Sunday night in Cragin on the Northwest Side.

A man, 35, was outside with his family in the 4800 block of West Nelson Street around 9:40 p.m. when a gunman approached and “asked if there was a problem,” Chicago Police said.

The man began struggling with the gunman who fired one shot. The bullet went through the man’s arm and hit the gunman in the jaw, police said.

The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.

The attacker was transported to Illinois Masonic where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

A weapon was recovered a the scene.

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