Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 10 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

One person was killed and at least 10 others were wounded in Chicago shootings from Sunday afternoon to Monday morning, police said.

A 39-year-old man was fatally shot in the head in the Illinois Medical District neighborhood about 11:35 p.m. Sunday and pronounced dead on the scene, police said. Police responded to a call of a “person shot,” in the 1800 block of West 14th Street and found the man lying face down on the street. He was identified as Jermaine Blandin of the 4900 block of West Monroe Street in the South Austin neighborhood, according to the medical examiner’s office. Police did not immediately know the circumstances of the shooting.

In the Gage Park neighborhood, a 19-year-old man was shot in the stomach in the 5100 block of South Christiana Avenue about 2:15 p.m. Sunday, according to a police media notification, which corrected earlier information that said the man was 23. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital for treatment and was in critical condition, according to police, correcting earlier information that the man was taken to another hospital. The man was walking when a vehicle drove up and someone inside shot him, police said.

A teenage boy and two men were shot near the intersection of Ogden and Drake Avenues in the Lawndale neighborhood about 8:10 p.m., according to a police media notification. All three went on their own to St. Anthony Hospital, where they were in good condition. A 17-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm; 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the right thigh; and a second 19-year-old suffered a gunshot wound to the left thigh. They told investigators they had been standing at the intersection when they heard shots and felt pain.

In other shootings:

• Most recently, a 38-year-old man was shot in the right hand in the South Shore neighborhood about 1:10 a.m. Monday. Police believe the man, who was inebriated, was shot in the 7400 block of South Coles Avenue but did not immediately know the circumstances of the shooting. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. He was not cooperating with investigators, police said.

• A 19-year-old man was shot in the right leg in the Hermosa neighborhood about 12:20 a.m. Monday. The man was walking in the 1700 block of North Kildare Avenue when someone with a gun came up to him and fired shots. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

• A man was shot in the 2400 block of South Harding Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood about 9:05 p.m. He suffered a gunshot wound to the left leg and was in good condition while being treated by Chicago Fire Departmentparamedics, according to police.

• A 29-year-old man was shot in the back in the Little Village neighborhood about 9 p.m. He told police he was standing in an alley in the 2400 block of South Pulaski Road when someone fired shots, and he was struck. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

• A 23-year-old man was shot in the right hip as he rode a bicycle about 2 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Adams Street in the Austin neighborhood, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. He told police was riding the bike when he heard shots and felt pain.

• Also in the Austin neighborhood, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the lower right leg in what may have been a domestic attack minutes before noon in the 5400 block of West Gladys Avenue, according to police. She went in a private vehicle to Loretto Hospital — a few blocks from where she was shot — where she was in good condition. The girl was standing outside when she got in a dispute with someone who was in a vehicle who got out of the vehicle and fired shots at her, police said.

No one was in custody in the attacks.

The shootings bring to 51 the number of people shot in Chicago so far over the Independence Day weekend. At least six of those shot have died.

Article Org: chicagotribune.com

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