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Three Wounded In Greater Grand Crossing Shooting

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CHICAGO (STMW) –Three people were hospitalized after a shooting in the South Side Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood Sunday afternoon.

The shooting occurred in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue at about 2:28 p.m., according to Fire Media Affairs.

Three men were standing in a group when an unidentified man emerged from across the street and opened fire, police said. The shooter — whom police described as a man in his 20s, about 5-foot-4 and 140 pounds — fled on foot.

Two people were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs. Police said the victims taken to Stroger Hospital were a 32-year-old man shot in the chest and a 24-year-old man shot in the leg.

A third victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, Fire Media Affairs said. Police said the victim was a 35-year-old man with a gunshot wound in his chest under his arm.

No one is in custody as Area South detectives investigate.

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