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Bar fight in Portage Park leaves 3 dead, 1 critically injured, police say

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A bar fight in Portage Park on the Northwest Side turned fatal early Sunday morning after gunfire broke out, leaving three people dead and one person in critical condition, police said.

An argument at the bar near Central Avenue and School Street spilled out of the tavern and into the street, where it turned physical, Chicago Police spokesman Tom Ahern said on Twitter. Four people were shot, Ahern said, two men and two women, and three of those four died of their injuries.

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A man identified as the shooter fled in a dark-colored SUV, according to a Chicago Police Department report. The victims were standing on the street when the gunman started firing, the report said.

A 50-year-old man was shot in the head and chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. A 26-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were transported with gunshot wounds to Mount Sinai Hospital, where they died, police said.

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A 25-year-old woman who was shot in the head remains in critical condition. She was transported by the Chicago Fire Department to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

Chicago police said no one was in custody. Detectives from Area Five are investigating.

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