Three people were killed and eight were wounded, including in an attack downtown, in city shootings from Monday to Tuesday morning, police said.
In the most recent homicide, a 50-year-old man was shot when he was standing in the parking lot of a gas station in the Marynook neighborhood, and an offender pushed him into a PACE Paratransit vehicle in an effort to steal his cell phone, police said.
The victim was talking to a female driver of the minivan in the lot of a CITGO gas station in the 8300 block of South Stony Island just after 3:15 a.m. Tuesday. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the right arm, chest and back and later pronounced dead.
Late Monday afternoon, officers were called to a fatal shooting just south of where Interstate 90 cuts across the Grand Crossing neighborhood. A 30-year-old woman died after being shot in the 7800 block of South Kimbark Avenue about 4:40 p.m.
The woman suffered gunshot wounds to the face and other parts of the head and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said in a media notification, correcting earlier information that she might have been shot in the chest.
Earlier in the day, a man was fatally shot in the city’s Gresham neighborhood, authorities said.
About 9:30 a.m. a report of the fatal shooting went out and Chicago police descended on the 8100 block of South Paulina Street, near 81st Street. Officers blocked off intersections and held back traffic and crowds on foot at 82nd and Paulina streets.
Police there said the man was getting out of his vehicle when three gunmen got out of a white vehicle and opened fire, hitting the man. It wasn’t immediately known how many times the man was shot, or where on his body he was hit.
A neighbor, who did not want to be identified for fear of retaliation, said she saw multiple shooters. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Photos from the scene show police gathered around the man’s body, which was covered with a cloth, as it lay in the street.
Other neighbors said they did not hear gunshots, despite a large number of shell casings found in the area.
In other shootings:
• A 38-year-old man was shot in the left hip and right thigh while riding a bicycle in the Little Village neighborhood just before 11:30 p.m. Monday. He was riding in the 2700 block of South Central Park Avenue when he heard shots and realized he was hit. The man got himself to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
• Two people were shot while walking in the South Deering neighborhood when a man came up to them and fired shots in the 10100 block of South Hoxie Avenue about 10:25 p.m. A 16-year-old boy was hit and the left hand and taken to Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. A 20-year-old man was hit in the right shoulder and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
• About 9:20 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the back while walking in Lawndale neighborhood. Someone in a black sedan fired shots at the teen in the 4100 block of West 16th Street. He got himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
• In the East Garfield Park neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the right foot about 9 p.m. He was in the 600 block of North Kedzie Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit. He got himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
• A 33-year-old man was shot in the stomach near Garland Court and Lower Wacker Place just before 3 p.m. and drove to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was in good condition, police said.
• In the Gresham neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was shot just before 6 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Hermitage Avenue, police said. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the lower back and his condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. He told police he was in an alley when he heard shots and felt pain.
• Also in the Gresham neighborhood, about 5:10 p.m., a 27-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 8600 block of South Morgan Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to Christ Medical Center, where she was in good condition. The woman was in front of a home when someone came up on foot and fired a gun, hitting her and a vehicle parked nearby.
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