SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Two men have been killed and at least five others wounded in shootings before noon Wednesday across Chicago.
The most recent fatal shooting happened Wednesday morning in Englewood.
The 28-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle with friends in the 5700 block of South Emerald at 10:54 a.m. when they heard gunshots, according to Chicago Police. They got out of the vehicle and started running, and the 28-year-old was shot multiples times in the torso.
He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name has not yet been released.
Another man was shot to death about 4:15 a.m. in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.
The 24-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 5400 block of South Bishop when he was shot in the neck, chest and arm, police said.
He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. His name had not been released by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The most recent shooting happened just before 11 a.m. in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood.
The shooting happened at 10:57 a.m. in the 5900 block of South King, according to Chicago Police.
The 33-year-old was shot in the back and arm, and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
About 7:15 a.m., a man was shot in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
The 42-year-old man was in the 2900 block of West 25th Place when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was shot twice in the back, and was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
About 3:45 a.m., a man was wounded in the South Side Grand Crossing neighborhood.
The 56-year-old man was walking home in the 1300 block of East 75th when he saw someone shooting at an abandoned house, police said. The shooter saw the man, turned and fired at him.
He was shot in the forearm and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
About three hours earlier, a man was seriously wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
The 23-year-old was in the 500 block of North Kedzie at 12:53 a.m. when a vehicle approached and he got into an argument with a passenger, who pulled out a gun and fired shots, police said.
He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said. At least one person was taken into custody and charges were pending.
At 12:05 a.m., a man was wounded in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
The 31-year-old man was sitting on a parked motorcycle in the 5400 block of West Walton when he heard shots and realized he’d been hit, police said. He was shot in the left leg and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.