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Two Men Fatally Shot In Uptown Identified

By  Lisa White and Josh McGhee | January 1, 2017 9:38am | Updated on January 3, 2017 12:26pm

CHICAGO — Two people were shot to death in Uptown early Sunday, police said, marking the first reported homicides of 2017 in Chicago.

At 4:25 a.m., two men were shot in the 4600 block of North Broadway. A 38-year-old man was shot in his chest and right leg, and a 31-year-old man was shot multiple times in his right side, police said.

Both men were taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital where they were pronounced dead at 5:19 a.m., police said. 

The 38-year-old was identified as Maurice Delaney, of Skokie. The 31-year-old was identified as Ali Mohamed, of the 6400 block of North Oakley Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner.

The two men were shooting at each other inside of a business, police said Sunday afternoon.

No further information was immediately available.

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