CHICAGO (STMW) — A man was shot in the back in the Hermosa neighborhood Tuesday afternoon on the Northwest Side.

The 25-year-old man was shot in the back about 2 p.m. in the 4300 block of West Armitage Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss, citing preliminary information.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

Area North detectives are investigating.

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