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2 Men Shot in City’s First Fatal Shooting in 1 Week

Two men were fatally shot in Chicago early Thursday morning, marking the city’s first deadly shooting in near one week. 

The shooting happened just before 3 a.m. in the 6600 block of South Evans in the city’s West Woodlawn neighborhood. 

A 36-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were sitting in a vehicle when someone pulled up alongside them and fired shots, police said. 

Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital where they were pronounced dead. 

Area Central detectives continued to investigate Thursday morning, but no one was in custody. Authorities said both men were documented gang members. 

The deadly shooting marked the first in seven days for Chicago. 

The city’s last fatal shooting happened around 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11, when two people were shot in the city’s South Austin neighborhood, one of them fatally.

Police said a 26-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were getting into a vehicle they heard gunfire and realized they were shot. 

The 33-year-old suffered multiple wounds to his body and was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. The 26-year-old was shot in the back and last listed in critical condition. 

So far in 2018, there have been at least 20 homicides in the city, according to police data. 

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