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Male shot in neck on South Side

A male believed to be about 19 years old was shot in the neck this evening in the South Side's Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said.

The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. in the 9200 block of South Essex Avenue, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien said.

Paramedics took the victim to a local hospital in serious condition.

Further information about the shooting was not immediately available.

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