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Chicago man shot six times outside the court

The shooting scene in Chicago.

(Fox 32)

A man in Chicago the stairs in a courthouse Monday when someone suddenly pulled into a white van and opened fire, shooting him six times, police said.

The 22-year-old man was seriously injured, according to officials at the city’s Southwest Side. He was shot in the groin area, Fox 32 reported.

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Two off-duty officers who witnessed the shooting — outside the Leighton Criminal Court in the Village district — and chased the alleged shooter and arrested him. The police said a gun was recovered.

It was unclear why the man was shot, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department told reporters.

Ambulance rushed the victim to Mount Sinai Hospital.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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