Taste of Chicago Shooting

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Chicago police say they're beefing up security at the annual Taste of Chicago in the wake of a fatal shooting one block away.

Authorities say one man was killed and two were injured last night after a fist fight escalated into gunfire around 9:45 p.m. near the corner of Wabash Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.

Authorities have not identified the man who died but have said he's a black man in his 20s from Chicago. Police say another man who was shot in the back remains in serious condition and a third is in good condition.

Deputy Police Chief Ralph Chiczewski says security will be increased throughout the festival. The 11-day event is expected to draw millions to Grant Park in downtown Chicago.