1 Killed, 3 Wounded in Chicago Shootings Friday

(Sun Times Wire) Four people were shot Friday in Chicago within city limits, including a 25-year-old who was killed in South Shore.

About 12:53 a.m., Devante Boldon was found dead with gunshot wounds to his back and head in the 7200 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the area and found him in a vehicle that was crashed into a building.

In non-fatal gun violence incidents, two men were wounded by gunfire a few minutes earlier in the South Loop.

The pair of 29-year-olds were “outside of an establishment” about 12:36 a.m. in the first block of East Cermak Road when someone fired shots, police said. One man was struck in the foot and the other in the leg. Both were taken to Mercy Hospital where their conditions were stabilized.

The day’s latest shooting happened during a robbery in Chatham on the South Side.

A man was in a parked vehicle about 6:05 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Perry Avenue when someone drove up in a silver-colored minivan, police said.

The person displayed a gun, demanded the 30-year-old’s property and shot him in the chest before fleeing with some of his belongings, police said. The man’s condition was stabilized at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

On Thursday, two people were killed and four were wounded in shootings across Chicago.

Article Org: Chicago.suntimes.com

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