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Man, 33, critically wounded in Englewood shooting, 2 in custody

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A man was wounded in a shooting Thursday afternoon in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

The 33-year-old was involved in an ongoing dispute with several people he knew when he was approached by them about 12:55 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Lafayette, according to Chicago police. Shots were then fired and the man was struck in the abdomen and back.

He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Responding officers took two people into custody when they were seen “fleeing” the area in a white vehicle, police said. They were later released without being charged.

Area South detectives were investigating.