Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

A 17 year old boy was shot dead and eight others were wounded in separate attacks Tuesday afternoon to early Wednesday, police said.

About 10:50 p.m., the 17-year-old boy was with a 20-year-old man in an alley in the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side when the shooter approached them and opened fire.

The teen was shot in the chest and the leg. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The older man was shot in the right leg, and his condition was stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital.

No one was in custody in the shooting.

Officers and detectives searched a stretch of the alley that included about three garages. At the edge of the crime scene, a man who lives around the corner from where the shooting took place stopped by after work to see what happened.

“That’s messed up,” he said as he smoked a cigarette and looked at the crime scene.

In other shootings:

In the South Austin neighborhood, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were each shot in the leg just before 1:45 a.m. They were walking in the 800 block of North Parkside Avenue when someone inside a red van shot at them. The 19-year-old man was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai, and the teen was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

About 9:55 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder while he was in the 1500 block of South Lawndale Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. He did not give officers additional details about what happened, police said.

A 40-year-old man was shot in the head and critically wounded and a 24-year-old man was in good condition after a shooting in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. It happened in the 3200 block of West 38th Place about 7:15 p.m., police said. Both men were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the older man was in listed in critical and his companion was in good condition, police said.

About 6:05 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in his legs in the 2600 block of East 85th Street in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. Someone inside a light-colored van opened fire, hitting the 19-year-old. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

Earlier, another man was wounded in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. A gunman walked up to a 20-year-old man in the 7000 block of South Dorchester Avenue about 3:05 p.m. and shot him, police said. The 20-year-old was wounded in the leg and got himself to Jackson Park Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

A 24-year-old was shot about 12:15 p.m. in the 1600 block of West 81st Street in the city’s Gresham neighborhood, police said. The 24-year-old was walking on 81st Street when a black vehicle pulled up to him and someone inside fired shots, hitting him in the left leg, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition. The shooter fled in the vehicle east on 81st Street.

On Wednesday, a 21-year-old man sought medical help for a gunshot wound to his hand days after he was shot during an attempted robbery in the South Austin neighborhood, police said.

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