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4 Shot In The Back Of The Yards Neighborhood

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CHICAGO (STMW) –Four people were shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Tuesday afternoon.

Three men and one woman were standing outside in the 5400 block of South Winchester Avenue at 4:36 p.m. when someone walked up and started shooting, police News Affairs Officer Stacey Cooper said.

A 41-year-old man was shot in both legs and was taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Cooper said. A 33-year-old man was also in good condition at Stroger with gunshot wounds to his right calf, right thigh and left hand, Cooper said.

A third man, 50, was shot in the buttocks and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition, Cooper said. The fourth victim, a 47-year-old woman, was also taken to Mount Sinai with a gunshot wound to the lower left thigh, Cooper said. She is in good condition.

A fire official initially said two of the victims were in serious-to-critical condition, and the other two were listed in fair-to-serious condition.

Area Central detectives are investigating

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