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Man dead, teenage boy critical after Lawndale shooting

A 19-year-old man was killed and a teenage boy critically wounded in a shooting Sunday night in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The victims were playing dice in the 1800 block of South Springfield about 9:45 p.m. when two male suspects approached and fired shots, police said.

The man, identified as Jerome Phelps,¬†was shot multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:26 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 1800 block of South Ridgeway.

The 16-year-old boy was shot in the head and was in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.