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Father pushes teen son out of way as gunfire erupts in Chicago: 'He thought his daddy tripped'

CHICAGO - Darnell Simmons was walking out of a West Side store with his teenage son and another boy when the gunfire started.

Simmons pushed his son out of the way and then fell to the ground, the teen later told Simmons' cousin, Dedrick Wilborn. "He said he thought his daddy tripped."

But Simmons had been hit in the chest and shoulder. He was

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