3 Dead, 7 Wounded in Shootings Tuesday in Chicago

(Chicago Tribune) Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, were killed and four others were hurt in separate shootings in less than five hours Tuesday night in Chicago, authorities said.

Two others were injured in morning shootings and a man was shot while driving on Interstate 57 in the afternoon, bringing Tuesday’s total to 10 people shot, according to Chicago police.

The 16-year-old was killed in the most recent homicide about 8:30 p.m. He was walking with a 17-year-old boy about in the 600 block of North Lamon Avenue in Austin when someone inside a passing vehicle opened fire, police said.

The 16-year-old was pronounced dead and taken to an unknown hospital and the 17-year-old was taken to Stroger in serious condition, police said. Both had been shot in the back.
The slain boy was identified as Damarcus Wilson, who lived in the 4900 block of West Race Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 8:49 p.m.

Also on the West Side, a 27-year-old man was fatally shot while driving in the South Austin neighborhood about 8 p.m., police said. He was heading west in the 5100 block of West Adams Street when someone shot him in the head, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The other fatal attack happened about 5:15 p.m on the Northwest Side. A 34-year-old man was shot by someone following an argument in the 1900 block of North Albany Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood, police said.

The man, shot in the head, was taken to Norwegian American Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The shooter, a man about 45-years-old fled in a white vehicle and was not captured, police said.

Other shootings:

A 24-year-old man was shot in the hand and abdomen in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side about 9:45 p.m., police said. He was standing in an alley in the 3700 block of North Cicero Avenue when someone in a dark-colored SUV fired shots. The man was taken Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

In the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, an 18-year-old was shot while sitting in a parked car about 7:30 p.m., police said. He was in the 2700 block of West Potomac Avenue when several men came up to the car, fired shots and fled in a silver SUV, police said. The teen was taken to Mount Sinai hospital with a gunshot wound to his abdomen and a graze wound to his head. His condition was stabilized.

About 6:30 p.m., a 16-year-old suffered a graze wound to his foot in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was shot in the 3000 block of West Lexington Street and declined medical treatment on scene, police said.

A 31-year-old motorist was shot in the leg while driving on I-57 about 4:30 p.m., according to Illinois State Police. He was traveling on the outbound Interstate 57 near 101st Street when someone inside a van opened fire, hitting him in the left thigh about 4:30 p.m., state police said. The victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was listed in serious to critical condition, a Chicago Fire Department spokesman said. He was the only person inside the car.

About 1:45 p.m. on the city’s Far South Side, a 17-year-old boy was shot. He was in the 13300 block of South Calumet Avenue when someone shot him in the head, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was in critical condition.

About 10 a.m., Chicago police were called to the 7200 block of South Claremont Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, according to police. A 28-year-old suffering from multiple gunshot wounds arrived at Holy Cross Hospital, officials said. The man had to be transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

Detectives were investigating; no arrests had been made.

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