Man killed, 5 wounded in shootings Thursday across Chicago

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A man was killed and at least five other people were wounded in shootings Thursday across Chicago.

The 48-year-old man was killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting in the South Side Englewood neighborhood.

The shooting happened at 4:57 a.m. in the 5500 block of South Perry, possibly during a robbery, according to preliminary information from Chicago Police.

Anthony Thorpe, 48, was shot in the mouth and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 500 block of West 14th Place.

Another man, 35, was shot in the shoulder and back, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Police said the shooting might have happened during a robbery, but additional information was not immediately available Thursday night.

About 1:14 p.m., a 58-year-old woman was shot in the left foot when she was caught in crossfire between two groups of males in the 400 block of East 63rd Street in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood, police said. She was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where her condition was stabilized. Police said she did not appear to be the intended target of the shooting.

About 10:15 a.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 1200 block of West 70th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He showed up at St. Bernard Hospital.

Earlier Thursday morning, a man was shot repeatedly in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. The 39-year-old victim was in the 0-100 block of West 112th Place at 5:35 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was shot in the arm and abdomen, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

Thursday’s first shooting happened about 3:10 a.m. in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side. A 22-year-old man was walking in the 1100 block of West Taylor when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside started shooting, police said. He was shot in the leg, and later walked into Rush University Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

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