3 dead, 7 wounded in Chicago shootings so far Wednesday

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - Three people have been killed and at least seven others wounded in shootings Wednesday across Chicago.

A suspected robber was shot and killed by an off-duty Cook County sheriff’s deputy Wednesday afternoon at a salon in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. Two men tried to rob the salon in the first block of West 69th Street at 1:39 p.m., police said. The female Cook County sheriff’s deputy discharged her weapon, shooting at least one of the suspects, a man in his late 20s, authorities said. The other robber escaped. It was not immediately known if he was also wounded. The sheriff’s deputy is safe and unharmed.

A 35-year-old woman was fatally shot early Wednesday in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side. Tashika Manuel-Dunbar was sitting in a vehicle at 2:44 a.m. in the 9700 block of South Morgan when another vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Manuel-Dunbar, of west suburban Forest Park, suffered gunshot wounds to the arm and torso and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at 4:15 a.m., authorities said.

About 12:35 a.m., a 22-year-old man was fatally shot in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. James D. King was found about 12:35 a.m. lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest in the 6600 block of South Carpenter, authorities said. King, a Near West Side resident, was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:59 a.m., authorities said.

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened Wednesday afternoon in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The victim, a female whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the torso at 2:14 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Gladys Avenue, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

About 12:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the South Side Avalon Park neighborhood. He was in the 8000 block of South Avalon when he was shot in both legs, police said. He was taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital.

About an hour earlier, two 16-year-old boys were shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. The shooting happened about 11:15 a.m. in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt, police said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. One of the boys was shot in the left shoulder and listed in good condition, and the other was shot in the back and in serious condition.

About 4:30 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was wounded in a Heart of Chicago neighborhood shooting on the South Side. She told investigators she was driving in the 2300 block of South Hoyne when someone fired shots at her vehicle, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to the back and two graze wounds to the shoulder. She later showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was listed in good condition.

Shortly before 2 a.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the foot while he was walking in the 5000 block of West Iowa in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was listed in good condition.

Wednesday’s first nonfatal shooting happened shortly after midnight in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 24-year-old woman was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 6500 block of South Claremont when she heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. She was shot in both legs and taken to Christ Medical Center, where her condition was stabilized.

On Tuesday, a man was killed and at least 15 other people were wounded in city shootings.

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