CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Two men were killed and at least 11 other people were wounded in shootings Tuesday across Chicago.
At 6:09 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot to death in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was outside in the 2500 block of North Kostner when someone got out of a parked vehicle and opened fire before running away, according to Chicago Police. He was shot in the torso and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name. Police said the shooting likely was gang-related.
In Tuesday’s first shooting, a 24-year-old man was killed and another man was wounded in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The men were in a vehicle at 12:06 a.m. traveling in the 1800 block of North Laramie when someone in another vehicle fired shots at them, police said. The victims’ vehicle then struck a building. The younger man was shot in the left side of his buttocks and left hand and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. His name has not yet been released. The 36-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where his condition was stabilized.
Most recently, a 40-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. He was walking at 11:43 p.m. in the 900 block of West 127th Street when a male walked up and announced a robbery, police said. The suspect didn’t steal anything, but fired shots before running away. The man suffered gunshot wounds to both legs and was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, where his condition was stabilized.
About an hour earlier, three men were shot in the Rosemoor neighborhood on the Far South Side. They were sitting on a porch at 10:50 p.m. in the 10400 block of South Indiana when they heard gunfire and realized they had all been shot, police said. A 33-year-old man was shot in the left hand and taken to Roseland Community Hospital. A 34-year-old man was shot in the left arm and chest and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Both of their conditions were stabilized. The third man, 31, suffered a graze wound to the hip and refused medical attention, police said.
At 9:38 p.m., a 39-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Paulina in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, when two males walked up and fired shots, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the thighs and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Less than 20 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. The 33-year-old was driving a vehicle about 9:20 p.m. in the 6400 block of South Sangamon when gunfire erupted and he was shot in the back, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.
About 8:05 p.m., a 19-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 5300 block of South Morgan in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the right thigh, police said. He later showed up at St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Earlier Tuesday afternoon, three men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. They were standing in the 8700 block of South Princeton at 2:13 p.m. when a gray vehicle drove up and someone inside fired shots, police said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and waist and taken to Stroger Hospital, along with another 19-year-old with a wound to the upper left thigh. The third victim, 20, was shot in the right ankle and taken to St. Bernard Hospital. Their conditions were stabilized.
On Monday, one man was killed and at least 22 other people were wounded in shootings across the city.