(Chicago Tribune) Two men were killed and six people were wounded in shootings in Chicago from Monday through early Tuesday, including a boy shot while trying to carjack an off-duty police officer and a naked man shot by a concealed carry holder on the West Side, authorities said.
The fatal shootings both happened in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.
Around 9:15 a.m., 26-year-old Demetrius Barber was inside a parked Chevrolet in the 1600 block of South St. Louis Avenue when a white car pulled up and someone fired several times, striking him in the right side, police said.
Barber was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:42 a.m., police and the medical examiner said. He had lived in the 14900 block of South Hoyne Avenue in Harvey.
The white car fled south on St. Louis Avenue, then west on Ogden Avenue. No arrests have been made.
Six hours later, about a mile away, 19-year-old Rakmaan Randle was shot dead in the same neighborhood. Randle was found inside a dark-colored vehicle in the 1300 block of South Spaulding Avenue around 2:35 p.m., police said.
Randle suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the left side and was also taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:54 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner. He had lived in the 4300 block of West Adams Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
The attempted carjacking happened two blocks from Chicago Police Department headquarters in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side about 6:30 p.m. Monday. An off-duty Chicago police officer was sitting in his personal vehicle in the 3600 block of South Prairie Avenue when two people approached on either side and one of them announced a robbery, according to Chicago police Sgt. Cindy Guerra.
The officer, an 18-year veteran assigned to the 11th District, fired one shot, striking a juvenile suspect in the abdomen. The boy was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The other suspect ran away.
About 5:30 p.m. Monday, a 55-year-old man wearing no clotheswas critically injured when a concealed-carry holder shot him outside a cellphone store in the Near West Side community, police said. The man was shot in the leg in the first block of South Western Avenue. He was causing a disturbance when the concealed-carry holder inside shopping drew his weapon and fired, police said. The injured man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital under police custody.
• About 5:10 a.m. Tuesday, a 56-year-old man was shot in the hand in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The man was in an alley in the 7200 block of South Sangamon Street when someone dressed in dark clothing came up and started shooting, police said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
• Just before 10:50 p.m. Monday, a 22-year-old man walked into Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the knee and told police he was shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The man said he was at a gas station in the 200 block of West 63rd Street when he got into an argument with someone who had a gun and fired at him, police said. The man went in a private vehicle to the hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
• About 10:25 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot three times in the arm in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was at a gas station in the 6900 block of South Indiana Avenue when someone came up behind him and started shooting. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
• Just before 5 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the foot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. Police said the man was walking in the 4900 block of West Hubbard Street when a light-colored Nissan SUV driving west pulled up and someone inside fired at him. He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
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