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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Chicago: Pre-holiday WIA/KIA report
Three men were killed and seven men wounded in separate attacks this evening and afternoon on the city's South and West Sides.

Most recently in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, three men were shot about 7:25 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Champlain Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien, who was citing preliminary information.

They "self-transported" and showed up at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where a 26-year-old man who was shot in the head was dead on the scene, an 18-year-old was shot in the shoulder and critically hurt, and the third, a 19-year-old who was shot in the shoulder, was in "stable" condition, said O'Brien.
Will "Self-Transported" will be covered under Obamacare ?
Yes, it's a separate tax...
The Cook County medical examiner's office confirmed the death of the 26-year-old man who was shot on Champlain Avenue and was pronounced dead at 7:38 p.m. at Saint Bernard.

Earlier in the South Shore neighborhood, a 24-year-old man was shot in the back and critically wounded about 6:50 p.m. in the 2400 block of East 79th Street, according to O'Brien.
Very strange, they all seem to be about the same age.
Police said someone fired at him after getting out of a green car. The man shot then ran around the corner into the 7900 block of South Phillips Avenue and collapsed, police said. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 7:26 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office. No arrests have been made, said O'Brien, who said the victim was initially described as being in critical condition.
Yes, a near death condition is oftentimes described as critical.
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