2 Dead, 3 Wounded in Shootings Thursday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) Two men were killed and three people were wounded in separate shootings on Thursday, including an attack at an Uptown Starbucks that injured a 12-year-old boy, Chicago police said.

In the most recent homicide, a 29-year-old man was found shot in a car in the Far South Side’s Roseland neighborhood about 10:05 p.m., police said. Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 11200 block of South Perry Avenue and found the man wounded in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Earlier, one man died and two other people, including a 12-year-old boy, were injured in a shooting at a Starbucks in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood Thursday night, according to officials and witnesses.

A man, 28, was dead at the scene following the shooting about 8:10 p.m. at the Starbucks, 4753 N. Broadway, at Lawrence Avenue, according to police. Family members identified the victim as 28-year-old Sauvignon Watkins of Chatham.

A 12-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the groin and was being treated at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, where he was listed in good condition, police said. The second man, 24, was shot in the left side and taken in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, police said.

It was believed the shooting happened after a drug deal gone awry, Chicago police Town Hall District Cmdr. Marc Buslik said at the scene about 10 p.m. The slain man and the shooter apparently were involved in a transaction at Wilson Avenue and Broadway, after which the victim ran into the Starbucks.

The attacker, who wore dark clothing and a mask, followed and opened fire, hitting the man. The second man and the boy were also shot while the attacker was aiming at him, Buslik said.

The suspect is still at large, he said.

In a nonfatal attack, a 24-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the South Side’s Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said.

The shooting happened about 1:10 p.m. in the 1400 block of East 69th Place. The victim suffered a wound to the left thigh and was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

No one was in custody.

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