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Police: One Dead, One Critical After South Lawndale Shooting

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CHICAGO (STMW) — One man is dead and another is in critical condition after a gang related shooting Sunday afternoon in the South Lawndale neighborhood.

About 1 p.m., an orange Hummer blocked a Lincoln Navigator head-on at the corner of 28th Street and Sawyer Avenue, police at the scene said. Two people with guns then stepped out of the Hummer and fired nearly a dozen bullets at the Navigator.

A 13-year-old boy who lives near the scene said he saw part of the shooting happen from inside his home. Both people in the Hummer had white masks on, he said, and after the shooting, someone drove the vehicle south on Sawyer Avenue. Police said the Hummer had not been located as of 3:15 p.m.

The Navigator drove off and was later found at the corner of 24th Street and Kedzie Avenue, police at the scene said.

A 33-year-old man in the Navigator suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A second man, 19, was shot in the chest and might have been taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Police said they were still unsure if more than two people were shot.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death Sunday afternoon.

The shooting occurred right under a police security camera, and detectives will be viewing tape to identify the potential shooters, police said.

No suspects are in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)