CHICAGO (STMW) — A man died after he was shot Wednesday evening in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

The 23-year-old was in an alley in the 1100 block of West 51st Street about 7:30 p.m. when someone approached him, pulled out a handgun and started firing, police said.

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He was shot in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to police.

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The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death Thursday morning.

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