Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 10 Wounded in Shootings on Wednesday

Chicago Tribune, Two people were killed and 10 people, including a 17-year-old girl, were wounded in shootings in Chicago on Wednesday and Thursday morning, authorities said.

In the first fatal shooting, an off-duty Cook County Sheriff’s deputy fatally shot a 17-year-old robbery suspect at an Englewood hair salon about 1:40 p.m. Wednesday. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene in the 100 block of West 69th Street.

In the second fatal attack, a 26-year-old man was killed after a gunman exited a car in the Fernwood neighborhood and shot him multiple times about 8:04 p.m. in the 10200 block of South State Street. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Most recently a 24-year-old man was shot while sitting in a parked vehicle in the Brighton Park neighborhood about 12:05 a.m. Thursday. A gunman in a dark colored sedan fired shots in the 4300 block of South Drakes Avenue. The victim was shot in the head and neck and taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition.

Other shootings

Two men, ages 24 and 30, were shot while standing on the sidewalk in 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue in the West Chatham neighborhood about 10:55 p.m. The 24-year-old was shot in the right foot and taken to St. Bernard’s Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The 30-year-old was shot in the left arm and left side and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

A 24-year-old man was shot while walking in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 10:30 p.m. Three men got out of a dark colored mini-van and fired shots in the 5000 block of S. Bishop. Street. The man was shot in the right leg, back and pelvis area, and he was taken to Stroger Hospital.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood after someone approached him on foot in the 700 block of North Ridgeway Avenue and opened fire about 8:45 p.m. The victim was shot in the head and body and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

A 19-year-old was shot in the hand while he was a passenger in a car in Englewood about 8:00 p.m. in the 6800 block of South May Street. He was shot in the right hand and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition has stabilized.

The girl, who officials earlier said was 15, was shot at about 2:15 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police and Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. She was standing outside when someone inside a passing gray or silver car fired shots, hitting her multiple times in the torso, police said. She was taken in serious to critical condition to Stroger Hospital, Langford said.

About 12:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the 8000 block of South Avalon Avenue in the Avalon Park neighborhood, police said. The man was shot in both legs and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was in good condition.

Late Wednesday morning, two 16-year-old boys were wounded in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. They were shot about 11:15 a.m. in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt Road, according to police. One boy was shot in the back and went to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in serious condition. The other boy was shot in the left shoulder and taken by ambulance to the same hospital, where he was in good condition.

Police did not immediately release any information about the circumstances of the shooting.

At the scene, police cordoned off an area near 13th Street and Avers Avenue. Several women who said they were related to one of the victims were on scene for a time before leaving, apparently headed to the hospital.

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