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1 dead, 4 wounded in South Shore shooting

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A man who was killed in a shooting that left four other people wounded Thursday night in the South Shore neighborhood has been identified.

They were standing on the sidewalk at 10:38 p.m. in the 2000 block of East 71st Street when someone inside a tan minivan fired shots, according to Chicago Police.

Zaire Benjamin, 18, was shot in the head and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died at 11:49 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in South Shore.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and groin and was also taken to Northwestern, where he was in critical condition, police said.

Two 21-year-olds took themselves to Jackson Park Hospital, one with a gunshot wound to the buttocks and the other shot in his left leg, police said. Both their conditions had stabilized.

The fifth victim, an 18-year-old man, was shot in his left wrist and was taken to Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

No one was in custody late Thursday as Area Central detectives investigated.