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Man Shot Six Times In The Groin While Walking To 26th And Cal

By Kelly Bauer | March 20, 2017 10:47am | Updated on March 21, 2017 8:46am
 A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded while walking to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Little Village on Monday morning, police said.
A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded while walking to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Little Village on Monday morning, police said.
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CHICAGO — A 21-year-old man was shot and wounded while walking near the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Little Village on Monday morning, police said.

At 9:30 a.m., the man was in the 2500 block of South California Avenue, walking to the courthouse a block south, when a white van went by and someone in the van fired shots, police said.

The man was hit six times in his groin area and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Two off-duty officers saw what happened and chased the shooter, police said. Someone connected to the shooting was in custody and a gun was found, police said. Charges were pending.

Earlier this month, 23-year-old Kamari Belmont was shot and killed just moments after walking out of the Cook County Jail in the 3300 block of South California Avenue.