Man fatally shot in Gresham neighborhood

Tribune reporter

A young man was killed in a shooting late Tuesday in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The 18-year-old victim was shot in the chest and wrist at about 11:45 p.m. in the 8400 block of South Peoria Street, police said, citing early reports.

The shooting took place outside a residence. The victim had stayed outside, while several other people had gone in, police said. After hearing several gunshots, the people inside came out to find the man wounded, police said.

He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner's office had tentatively identified the victim, but withheld it, pending notification of his family.

Police suspected that the shooting was gang-related, as the victim had ties to a street gang.

No arrests had been made as of this morning.

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