Man shot in Lakeview

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CHICAGO -- A 30-year-old man is in critical condition after he was shot in the Lakeview neighborhood Monday night, according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Witnesses said it appeared the victim was cutting through the alley near the 1200 block of W. Melrose St. around 9 p.m. when he was robbed by a man with a handgun.

One witness said he heard a loud shot and tried to assist the victim after finding him with a gunshot wound to the neck.

Rescue personnel rushed the victim to nearby Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition.

Police are investigating.