Bloody Chicago, 1 Dead, 9 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

A 26-year-old man was shot dead and nine other people were wounded Wednesday morning to early Thursday in shootings on the West and South sides, Chicago police said.

The fatal attack happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 5400 block of West Kamerling Avenue in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side, according to Chicago police media notifications.

A 26-year-old man was in the passenger seat of a vehicle when the shooter, wearing a dark-hooded jacket, walked up to the vehicle and shot him multiple times, police said. The shooter then ran in an unknown direction.

The victim taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

No one was in custody.

Other shootings:

About 5:10 a.m. Thursday, a 39-year-old man was shot while sitting in a van near the 5900 block of South Loomis Avenue in Englewood when two people approached the vehicle and opened fire. The man was shot in the arm and leg and taken to Stoger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Just after midnight Thursday, a 40-year-old man was shot while he was in a garage in the 4600 block of South Kedzie Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the city’s Southwest Side, police said. Two men approached and opened fire, striking him in the chest and abdomen. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. Officers at the scene searched inside a garage that had been left open. Police cars surrounded a silver sedan that had been left in the middle of the alley near the garage.

About 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, a 23-year-old man was walking down the street in the 2400 block of East 107th Street in the Trumbull Park neighborhood when he heard shots and felt pain. The man was shot in the leg and taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition.

About 10:45 p.m., a 41-year-old man shot himself in the left leg inside a building in the 500 block of East 42nd Place in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. He was found in an apartment building’s vestibule. His condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A 17-year-old man was seriously wounded about 9:15 p.m. while he was in the 7400 block of South Chappel Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. He was shot multiple times, and he was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Police did not release any other details about what led to the shooting.

About 6:40 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the knee in the 7700 block of South Spaulding Avenue in the Ashburn neighborhood. Police said the boy was inside a vehicle when another car pulled up and someone inside opened fire. The boy was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where he was in good condition. Earlier, police had reported that he was not taken to a hospital.

About 5 p.m., a 20-year-old man also was shot in the knee in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. The man was in the 5400 block of South Winchester Avenue when someone inside a gold car pulled up and fired at him. He took himself to Mount Sinai, but his condition was unknown.

About 3:05 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 5000 block of West Jackson Boulevard in Austin, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. The shooter was inside a silver vehicle that had pulled up and opened fire.

Shortly after 1 p.m., a man was shot in the 100 block of North Kedzie Avenue in East Garfield Park. According to preliminary reports, someone inside a green vehicle shot a 32-year-old man who was in another vehicle traveling south on Kedzie, police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and got himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.

No one was in custody and police were investigating.

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