Bloody Monday Leaves 9 dead, 13 wounded in Chicago shootings


Nine people were killed and 13 others, including a 10-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Monday, with seven of the fatal shootings occurring in a span of less than 14 hours.

The latest fatal shooting happened late Monday night when one man was killed and two others were critically wounded in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The three were standing on the sidewalk at 11:17 p.m. in the 9400 block of South LaSalle when a blue car drove past and someone inside opened fire in their direction, according to Chicago Police. A 44-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. A 28-year-old man who was shot in the back was also taken to Christ Medical Center. The third man, 30, was taken to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to the right arm and left leg. Both men were listed in critical condition.

About an hour before that, a man was shot to death in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

Erik L. Williams, 27, was standing on a front porch at 10:18 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 58th when someone in a gray sedan fired shots at him, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Williams, of the 1200 block of West 71st Place, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the side of his torso and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11 p.m.

At 9:24 p.m., a man was shot to death in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side.

The 28-year-old was driving in the 3500 block of West Grenshaw when he heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. He suffered gunshot wounds to the left arm, torso and back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Less than an hour earlier, a man was killed and a teenage boy wounded in a West Garfield Park neighborhood shooting on the West Side. Continue Reading

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