1 dead, 15 wounded in St. Patrick's Day shootings

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A 16-year-old boy was killed and 15 other people were wounded in shootings on St. Patrick’s Day throughout Chicago.

The fatal shooting Thursday evening also left two men injured in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

At 7:12 p.m., the three were standing on the sidewalk in the 800 block of North St. Louis Avenue when a light-colored vehicle pulled up and a male got out and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.

The 16-year-old, Lucas Spicer, was shot in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:51 p.m., authorities said. Spicer lived in the 1600 block of South Central Park Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

An 18-year-old man shot in the chest and neck was also taken to Stroger in critical condition, police said. A 19-year-old man suffered a graze wound and was listed in good condition at Norwegian American Hospital, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened just before midnight Thursday night on the Near West Side.

A 48-year-old was in the 2200 block of West Adams when another male tried to rob him, police said. The attempted robber shot him in the torso several times before running off.

The man took himself to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

A boy, whose age was not known, was sitting on the front steps of a residence at 10:25 p.m. in the 2900 block of North Sawyer when someone in a passing gray car fired shots, police said. He was hit in the left foot and taken to Norwegian Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

A 20-year-old man was shot less than half an hour earlier the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

He got into an argument with a person just after 10 p.m. in the 6600 block of South Greenwood when that person pulled out a gun and shot him in the right shoulder, police said. He took himself to University of Chicago Medical Center and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

A police source said the shooting was narcotics-related.

A 25-year-old man was shot earlier in the evening in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

He was found in a vehicle in the 1200 block of West 57th Street about 7 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the lower leg, police said. He was taken to in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

About the same time, a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg while he was in a vehicle in the 6000 block of South Justine, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

A person walked into a hospital Thursday evening after he was shot that morning in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

The male, whose age was not known, told investigators he was shot about 8 a.m. in the 5500 block of South May, police said. He took himself to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg later that evening, where his condition was stabilized.

At least seven other people were wounded in shootings on the South Side Thursday.

On Wednesday, seven people were wounded in shootings across the city. On Tuesday, four people were killed and eight others were wounded in city shootings.

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