1 killed, 6 wounded in Chicago shootings Friday

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A 29-year-old man was killed and six other people were wounded in shootings across the city Friday.

The 29-year-old, identified as Lonnie Hutcherson, was walking about 12:10 p.m. in the 1500 block of East 62nd Street in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood when someone shot him multiple times in the chest and arm, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. Hutcherson was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died less than an hour later. He lived in the same block as the shooting.

The most recent shooting wounded a 27-year-old man Friday evening in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was shot in the right arm and right leg about 8:15 p.m. in the 3900 block of West 26th, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to a hospital in good condition.

About an hour earlier, a man was wounded in a Northwest Side Hermosa neighborhood shooting. The 30-year-old was shot in the back at 7:07 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Armitage, according to police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in good condition.

In the afternoon, a 19-year-old woman was shot in the Albany Park neighborhood on the North Side. The woman was with a male when they got into an argument with three other males about 12:45 p.m. in the 3700 block of West Montrose, Chicago Police said.

The argument escalated and one of the three males they were arguing with fired shots, striking her in the calf, police said. She was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where her condition was stabilized. A handgun was found in an alley nearby.

A West Side shooting wounded another 29-year-old man in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. About 10:45 a.m., he was shot twice in the back  in the 700 block of North Homan, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

About 15 minutes before, a 16-year-old boy was critically wounded in a Homan Square shooting on the West Side. He was shot in the chest and ankle in the 3600 block of West Lexington and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said.

The day’s first shooting happened just after midnight in the South Shore neighborhood. A 29-year-old man was standing on the street in the 2500 block of East 77th Street when two males approached him, and one of them took out a weapon, police said. The pair demanded money, and the victim gave them cash, but a struggle ensued. The robber with the gun fired shots, striking the 29-year-old in his side. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized, police said.

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