Father of 3 killed in Back of the Yards shooting

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CHICAGO -- One person was killed and another was injured in a shooting that happened early Sunday morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the city's South Side.

It happened just after midnight in the 5300 block of South Union.

Family have identified the man killed as a father of three, 27-year-old Maurice Jackson.  Police say someone got out of a nearby car and opened fire.

Jackson began to drive, crashing the car into a tree. He died at the scene. His girlfriend was shot in the hip and taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Jackson from Minneapolis and was visiting family for the holiday.


Police are investigating.