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Updated: Man killed, two others wounded after shooting near Howard Street CTA station

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

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A man was killed and two others were wounded when they were shot Monday evening inside a convenience store near the Howard Street CTA station, according to police.

The shooting happened at about 7:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Howard Street, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco. Someone from across the street opened fire on the three men, who were standing inside the store, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

A 36-year-old man was hit in the chest and taken in critical condition to St. Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., where he was pronounced dead at about 8:30 p.m., according to authorities. The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Darnall Gordon of the 6300 block of North Sacramento Avenue in Chicago.

The gunfire also struck a 25-year-old man in the hip, wrist and leg, Sullivan said. The man was transported to St. Francis in serious condition, according to police.

A third victim, a 27-year-old man, walked into St. Francis Hospital with a gunshot wound to his collarbone, according to police. The man’s condition was stable, Sullivan said.

The shooting took place near the Chicago-Evanston border in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. A 22-year-old man was fatally shot last summer about a block north of the store where Gordon was killed Monday evening.

Stephanie Sutton, who lives across the street from the store, said she heard eight shots during the shooting. She later learned the gunman was standing below her windows when he or she started firing.

Recalling the aftermath of the shooting, Sutton said the glass door of the store was completely shattered, its windows were damaged to a lesser extent, shelves had fallen over and merchandise was “all over the place” inside the space.

“Luckily, there were many other people standing in the shop who were physically unharmed,” Sutton said in an email to The Daily.

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