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Man slain in Back of the Yards identified

A man who was fatally shot early this morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood has been identified, authorities said.

Ricardo Carlin, 22, of the 4300 block of South Paulina Street, was pronounced dead at 5:41 a.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

The shooting happened about 4:50 a.m. in the 1700 block of West 44th Street on the South Side, police said, citing preliminary information.

The office has not yet released further information, pending notification of family members.

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