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Man dead, 2 others wounded in overnight shootings

A 23-year-old man was shot and killed in the Marquette Park neighborhood late Sunday night and police caught three men wanted in connection with that shooting, authorities said.

Chicago police, who are questioning the three suspects in custody, are still searching for a fourth person believed to be involved in the shooting at 72nd Place and Homan Avenue. The 23-year-old was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center after 3 a.m., according to police.

He was identified as Christopher Lang, of the 3500 block of West 72nd Place, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was pronounced dead at 3:22 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to the office.

The attacker stepped out of a car about 11:46 p.m. and shot the 23-year-old in the stomach before getting back in and driving away, police said.

Police were pursuing an Oldsmobile Alero believed to be involved with the shooting when the driver stopped the car near 73rd Street and Claremont Avenue and all four people inside ran.

One was caught at 73rd and Oakley Avenue, one was caught in the 7200 block of South Claremont, and a third was caught toward the south end of the 7300 block of South Oakley.

Officers found a revolver that was tossed from the car in the 7700 block of South Claremont, police said.

In other overnight shootings:

• A 35-year-old man was shot in the leg, wrist, thigh and abdomen about 12:10 a.m. Monday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, Alfaro said. He was in a car in the 12200 block of South Aberdeen Street when shot and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Police said he was shot trying to flee a robbery. It's not clear if man's shooter got anything.

• About 1:50 a.m., a man in his 20s was shot near 73rd Street and Greenwood Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. He was also taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. No other details were available.

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