2 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shootings Across the Chicagoland Area

(Chicago Tribune) Two men were killed and at least seven others were wounded Thursday into early Friday in shootings across Chicago.

The fatal attack happened about 12:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of North Monitor Avenue in the West Side’s Austin neighborhood. Police later changed the address to the 5800 block of West Cortland Avenue.

Police said a 58-year-old man approached a 32-year-old man and a physical fight ensued. The younger man shot the older victim in the head, police said.

The man was taken to Community First Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The younger man was being questioned by detectives.

The second fatal attack happened shortly after midnight Friday on the West Side in the 4800 block of South Quincy Street.

According to police, a 30-year-old man was outside when someone grabbed him and shot him in the head, and multiple times in the body. The gunman then fled south on Cicero Avenue, police said.

The victim was taken to Loretto Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

In other shootings:

About 9:30 p.m., a 36-year-old man was standing in the 6200 block of South King Drive when a black truck pulled up, and someone fired shots in his direction. The victim was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

A 38-year-old man was wounded about 8:35 p.m. while standing outside in the 3000 block of West 25th Street in the Little Village neighborhood.

He suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen and leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

On the Far South Side about 8:25 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the leg in the first block of West 110th Place in the Roseland neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

On the South Side around 5:05 p.m., a 23 year-old man was walking in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain. The man, who suffered a graze wound to the arm, was taken to the University of Chicago in good condition, police said.

About 2:50 p.m. on the Southeast Side, a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg in the South Deering neighborhood in the 10500 block of Yates Avenue, police said.
Earlier, police said it happened in the 10500 block of Oglesby Avenue.

The victim was outside when a light-color sedan pulled up, and someone fired shots striking the man. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

On the South Side, two men were shot and seriously wounded about 1:15 p.m. in the 2000 block of South Leavitt Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood.

Paramedics took one man to Stroger Hospital and the other the Mount Sinai Hospital, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman. They were both listed in serious condition, he said.

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