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UPDATED 11/26/10 8:28 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – Gunshots killed what could have been a peaceful Thanksgiving Day in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Two males were walking in the 1900 block of West 49th Street when they heard shots about 4:10 p.m. and felt pain, police said.

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One of the males – identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 16-year-old Jesus Monreal – died at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, police said.

The other man, believed to be between 17 and 20 years old, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

An autopsy on Monreal, of th 5800 block of South Winchester Avenue, will be performed Friday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said the shooting appears to be gang-related.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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