Police: 3 killed, 12 wounded in city shootings Monday

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Three people were killed, including a 16-year-old boy, and at least 12 others were wounded in Monday shootings on the South and West sides, according to Chicago Police.

In the most recent homicide, a 17-year-old boy was gunned down in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side. He had just exited his vehicle about 8:30 p.m. and was entering a home in the 500 block of South Lockwood when an armed male in a black hoodie confronted him and demanded his car keys, police said. A struggle ensued, during which the gun went off and the boy was struck. The suspect then ran away. The boy suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and arm and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

About the same time, a man was fatally shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 24-year-old was on the street about 8:30 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Augusta when he fired shots at the occupants of a black Chevrolet car, according to police. The car then pulled over and the occupants returned fire, striking the man in the chest. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. A police source said the man was a documented gang member and the shooting was gang-related.

Approximately five hours earlier, a 16-year-old boy was shot to death in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. Someone walked up to him about 3:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Lake and opened fire, hitting him repeatedly in the upper torso, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:50 p.m., authorities said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released any of the victims’ names.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 9:40 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. Two women, ages 18 and 58, were walking on the sidewalk in the 7500 block of South Saginaw when they heard shots and realized they had been hit, police said. The 18-year-old was shot in the back and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition. The 58-year-old suffered two graze wounds to the chest and was also taken to Northwestern, where her condition was stabilized.

About 6:45 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood. He heard gunfire in the 1800 block of South Kildare and realized he’d been hit in the arm, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

An hour before that, a 27-year-old man heard shots and felt pain in the 8000 block of South Stewart in the West Chatham neighborhood about 5:30 p.m., police said. He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition with an arm wound.

About 4:20 p.m., Little Village neighborhood gunfire hit a 19-year-old man in the leg in the 2100 block of South Trumbull, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

Two hours earlier in the North Lawndale neighborhood, a 27-year-old man was shot in the left leg and a 32-year-old man in the right arm in the 3500 block of West 16th Street about 2:15 p.m., police said. Both were taken to hospitals in good condition.

At 12:36 p.m., two 20-year-old men were shot in Austin’s 5700 block of West Augusta, police said. One man was shot in the right shoulder, the other in the groin. They took themselves to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where they were listed in good condition.

About 10 a.m., a man was seriously wounded in another West Side shooting, police said. The 23-year-old man was shot in the back in the 4400 block of West Adams and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Monday’s first shooting happened about 9:15 a.m. on the Far South Side, where a 35-year-old woman was shot in the arm and a 25-year-old man was grazed in the elbow in the 1100 block of West 98th Street. They took themselves to Roseland Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

The violence followed a weekend that saw 51 people shot across the city, leaving nine dead.

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