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1 Killed, 3 Wounded In Drive-By Shooting In East Chatham

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A 24-year-old man is dead, and three other people are in the hospital, after a drive-by shooting Saturday evening in the East Chatham neighborhood.

Police said, shortly before 5 p.m., the victims were standing in the 900 block of East 79th Street, when someone in a dark-colored SUV drove by and started shooting.

Witnesses said they heard at least 26 gunshots. The many evidence markers on the street near 79th and Ellis back up that claim.

A 24-year-old man was shot in the head, and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the ankle, and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.

A 28-year-old man was shot in the leg, and was taken to U of C Medical Center in good condition.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the leg, and was taken to Christ in good condition.

People who saw the aftermath did not go on camera, but one man said the victims hang out in the area a lot, and live in nearby apartments.

Neighbors made a point to say they are tired of the shootings. So far this year in the 6th (Gresham) District - which includes the neighborhood - CPD data shows shootings are up 20% compared to last year.

No one was in custody for Saturday's attack.

Area Two detectives were investigating.

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