Police: 2 killed, 9 wounded in city shootings Wednesday

SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - At least two people were killed and nine more wounded in shootings across the city on Wednesday, according to Chicago Police.

The latest slaying happened at 7:23 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, where a 39-year-old man was shot in the torso in the 4300 block of South Paulina. He was taken to the University of Illinois Hospital, where he died at 8:02 p.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Thirty minutes earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and leg in the 4700 block of South Calumet, and he died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

The victims’ names and the circumstances of the attacks were not released Wednesday night.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened at 6:53 p.m. in the West Side Austin neighborhood. A 22-year-old man was in a park in the 200 block of South Central when someone walked up and shot him in the leg. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Wednesday morning, someone in a red vehicle fired a bullet that grazed the head of a 28-year-old man outside about 9:20 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Madison in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai, police said.

About 8:30 a.m., another Austin shooting left a 31-year-old man in critical condition at Stroger Hospital with several gunshot wounds from the attack near West End and Menard avenues, police said.

More West Side gunfire hit a 34-year-old woman in the side about 7:45 a.m. in the 700 block of North Laramie, police said. The She drove herself to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition.

Earlier, a man was shot while riding in a vehicle on the Bishop Ford Freeway on the Far South Side. Four men were in a vehicle heading south on I-94 near 111th Street about 1:30 a.m. when a black Nissan pulled alongside and someone opened fire, hitting a 22-year-old man in the hand in the back seat, according to Illinois State Police. He was treated at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

About 1:15 a.m., a black SUV pulled up to a 28-year-old man sitting in a vehicle in the 7300 block of South Yale in Englewood, and someone inside it shot him in the hip, buttocks and leg, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger.

Just before 1 a.m., someone walked up to a 27-year-old man in the 5700 block of South King Drive and tried to rob him, police said. The robber shot him in the hand when he ran away, police said. He took himself to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

A Southwest Side drive-by shooting wounded a 24-year-old man walking down the 4600 block of South Cicero about 12:45 a.m., police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai.

Wednesday’s first shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. in Park Manor on the South Side, where two people walked up to a 19-year-old man in the 100 block of West 72nd Street, asked him which gang he was in, then fired shot him in the leg, wrists and shoulder when he said he wasn’t affiliated, police said.  His condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

Eleven people were shot in Chicago on Tuesday, three fatally.

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