CHICAGO (STMW) — A man in his 20s was seriously wounded in a shooting in the Southwest Side Back of the Yards area Saturday afternoon.

The shooting occurred about 12:35 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 44th Street, police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan said.

The victim was shot multiple times and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, Sullivan said.

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