2 killed, 13 wounded in shootings Tuesday on South, West sides

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two people have been killed and 13 others wounded in shootings Tuesday on the city’s South and West sides.

The latest fatal shooting happened at 2:37 a.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The 51-year-old man was standing outside in the 600 block of North Ridgeway when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police. He was shot in the back and taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he died. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

Two hours earlier, a man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in the Roseland neighborhood. Officers heard gunshots at 12:37 a.m. and found the victims with gunshot wounds in the 11100 block of South Michigan. Gerald Gordon, 19, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene at 1 a.m., authorities said. The other man, 22, was shot in the head and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.

The most recent nonfatal attack happened about 8:30 p.m. in Humboldt Park, where a person was shot in the leg in the 3400 block of West Beach, police said. He was taken in good condition to Norwegian American Hospital, but additional details were not available.

Shortly before 6 p.m., a 25-year-old man showed up at Stroger Hospital after being shot in the thigh in the first block of North Wood on the Near West Side, police said. His condition was stabilized.

About 2:45 p.m. a man was shot in the back and critically wounded by someone who robbed him in the 8000 block of South Muskegon in the South Chicago neighborhood. He was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center.

Forty-five minutes before that in the West Side Austin neighborhood, two teenagers were wounded in an shooting in the 5300 block of West Crystal. A 16-year-old boy shot in the buttocks was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, and an 18-year-old man shot in the left leg was taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. They were in good condition.

About 10:45 a.m., two men were hurt in a drive-by attack in the West Englewood neighborhood. They were sitting on a porch in the 1800 block of West 58th Street about 10:45 a.m. when a dark Chevrolet drove by and a passenger fired shots, police said. A 30-year-old man was shot in the neck and taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, and a 27-year-old man was shot in the back and also taken to Stroger in good condition.

Less than 10 minutes earlier, another man was shot in Roseland. The 39-year-old was shot in the right leg in the 600 block of West 107th Street at 10:38 a.m., police said. He was taken in fair condition to Roseland Community Hospital.

About 9:30 a.m., two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Auburn Gresham. They were standing outside in the 8600 block of South Morgan when a red vehicle with two people inside pulled up and one of them fired shots, police said. A 35-year-old man was shot in the back and right foot, and taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center. A 36-year-old man was shot in the left thigh and left ankle, and taken to the same hospital in fair condition.

More than four hours earlier, a 41-year-old man was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. About 5:10 a.m., he was in his vehicle in the 4500 block of South Wood when shots rang out and he was struck behind the right ear, police said. He drove himself to Saint Anthony Hospital, and was later transferred to Mount Sinai, where he was in serious condition.

Tuesday’s first shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. in Park Manor, where a 20-year-old man was in a store in the 7100 block of South State Street when someone fired shots from outside, police said. He was shot in the leg and buttocks and taken to Christ, where his condition was stabilized.

The day’s bloodshed continued a recent burst of violence with the city’s deadliest weekend in at least three years, followed by 19 more people shot on Monday.

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