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Added Feb 25 2008

A 21-year-old man was shot shortly before 9 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Monroe Street, where he and another person were going to buy marijuana, police said Monday morning.

Rucker, of the 4400 block of West Maypole Street, and his driver were approached by a gunman while they were in their vehicle. The gunman shot and killed Rucker and fled the scene, said Chicago Police Officer Laura Kubiak.

Meanwhile, Israel Melendez, 30, was killed and a 17-year-old boy wounded in a shooting in the 4300 block of South Wood Street on the South Side Sunday morning.

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2 killed, 1 wounded in separate shootings
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February 25, 2008

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