Bloody Chicago, 2 Dead, 8 Wounded in Shootings on Tuesday

Two people were shot dead and eight other people, including a 65-year-old seriously hurt during an attempted robbery, were taken to hospitals after shootings in the city Tuesday afternoon and evening.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 10:15 p.m. in the Pill Hill neighborhood on the city’s Far South Side.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired found the man on the sidewalk in front of a home in the 9200 block of South Chappel Avenue. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead, police said.

Officers believe the man is 20 to 30 years old, but he had not yet been identified.

Earlier about 12:25 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 2300 block of East 95th Street in the city’s Calumet Heights neighborhood. Police earlier used the 9500 block of South Oglesby Avenue as the location of the attack.

The 17-year-old and a 22-year-old man were walking west on 95th Street when two masked gunmen jumped out of a black sport-utility vehicle that was traveling south on Yates Avenue, police said. The 17-year-old was shot in the chest, right leg and right arm and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name was not being made public yet.

The 22-year-old, who also suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his body, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition, police said.
The gunmen got back into the SUV and sped east on 95th Street.

In other shootings:

About 10:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the left leg while walking in the 5100 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood. The shooter was inside a dark-colored car. The 28-year-old man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

About 8:45 p.m.a 65-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in the Rosemoore neighborhood on the Far South Side. It happened in the 10300 block of South Vernon Avenue, as the assailant pulled a gun on the 65-year-old and announced a robbery, police said. As the victim fled, the gunman fired, hitting him in the back. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in serious condition, police said.

About 7:15 p.m. a 25-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were shot during a drive-by in the 1800 block of South Kildare Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the side and right leg and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to police. The woman was also taken to Mount Sinai hospital but she was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the right leg, police said.

About 6 p.m. a 20-year-old man was shot in the 4800 block of West Gladys Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, said police. Earlier, police said it happened at the intersection of Jackson Boulevard and Cicero Avenue. The man told police he heard shots and felt pain. He suffered gunshot wounds to the right arm, chest, abdomen, back and buttocks, police said. Paramedics took the man in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, according to a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department.

About 3:15 p.m., an 18-year-old man and another person were shot in the 1100 block of North Hudson Avenue on the Near North Side. The 18-year-old was shot in the left lower leg and was taken to St. Joseph Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said. Information on the second victim, who was also shot in the leg but not cooperating with police, was not available, police said.

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