CHICAGO (STMW) — A man was critically wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

The man, 23, was shot in the chest at 12:27 a.m. while he was standing in the street in the 5400 block of South Paulina Street and someone opened fire from a nearby alley, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, Gaines said.

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