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Man killed in Gage Park drive-by shooting

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A 24-year-old man was killed Monday afternoon in a drive-by shooting in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

At 4:17 p.m., Joshua Bates was sitting in a vehicle in the 5700 block of South Artesian when a dark SUV pulled up and a passenger opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The SUV drove off in an unknown direction, police said.

Bates was shot in the chest, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5:04 p.m., authorities said. He lived in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.