1 killed, 1 wounded in Back of the Yards shooting

Two men were shot — one fatally — while riding in a car in the Back of the Yards neighborhood early Wednesday.

Jarell Dotson, 22, was killed and a 36-year-old man was injured when the two were shot while riding in a car about 12:40 a.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

As they rode in the 5300 block of South May Street, a gunman emerged from a gangway and opened fire on the car, police said. The two were both taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where Dotson died from multiple gunshot wounds to the head and upper body, police said.

Dotson, of the 6700 block of South Aberdeen Street, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1:29 a.m., according to the medical examiners’ office.

The 36-year-old was being treated for a gunshot wound to the shoulder, police said.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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