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1 Dead, 5 Wounded In South Side Shootings

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(STMW) — A pair of South Side shootings less than 10 minutes apart Saturday night left a downstate Springfield man dead and five other people wounded.

The first shooting happened about 6:07 p.m., when two 19-year-old men were shot in the 1100 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said.

One man was shot in the hand, leg, side and buttocks, police said, and the other was shot in the back. Both were taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to Fire Media Affairs.

A few minutes later, about 6:21 p.m., four people were shot — one fatally — in the 4200 block of South Wells Street, authorities said.

William Lee Martin, 30, of the 1700 block of East Lawrence Avenue in Springfield, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.


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