Police: 3 dead, 7 wounded in Wednesday shootings

CHICAGO (STMW) - Three people were killed and at least seven others were wounded in Wednesday shootings, police said.

The most recent homicide occurred in a luxury apartment building in the River West neighborhood.

A 45-year-old man was shot in the head about 7:06 p.m. in the 8th floor gym of the apartment at 555 W. Kinzie, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Alexa Regiman, who lives in the building, told reporters she was working out while listening to music when she felt the ground shake.

“The second time, I was like ‘Something’s not right,'” she said.

She said that after she felt the thuds, she looked to her left and saw a man — who had been using a treadmill — lying on the ground covered in blood.

The shooter was a man who uses a wheelchair who she had seen in the building before, she said.

“I just moved here,” she said. “I’m still thinking this is a safe area, but the fact that it happened right behind me … what if that were me?”

A man was shot to death Wednesday afternoon in a Humboldt Park neighborhood business, police said.

A suspect or suspects entered a business in the 3300 block of West Division Street at 4:33 p.m. and shot a 32-year-old man several times before running away, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

About three hours earlier, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. A 22-year-old man was outside in the 300 block of North Central at 1:55 p.m. when someone walked up and shot him several times, according to police.

He was shot in the head and torso and pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the deaths.

The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A female, whose age was not immediately known, was shot in the back about 9:50 p.m. in the 11000 block of South Normal, police said.

She was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he condition stabilized, police said.

A 27-year-old man was walking in the 4100 block of West North Avenue at 3:09 p.m. when the suspect got out of a vehicle, fired shots and then ran back to the vehicle. The man suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition, police said

Two people were shot in the 6400 block of South Eggleston in Englewood about 2 p.m.

A 38-year-old woman was shot in the left thigh and abdomen and taken to St. Bernard Hospital, then was transferred to Stroger Hospital where her condition was stabilized, police said.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the right shoulder and also taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition was also stabilized.

About 90 minutes earlier, a man was shot while driving in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A 21-year-old man was driving southbound in the 9400 block of South Stony Island Avenue about 12:40 p.m. when someone walked up and fired shots, according to police.

The man continued driving for a few blocks until he pulled over in the 1600 block of East 95th Street and alerted police. He was shot in the back and buttocks and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized, police said.

Separate West Side shootings that occurred minutes apart left two people wounded Wednesday morning.

About 10:40 a.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the hand in the 4300 block of West Van Buren, according to Chicago Police.

He showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

About 10 minutes later, a man in his 30s was shot in the 4700 block of West Harrison, police said.

He walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park with a gunshot wound to the left thigh, police said. He was also listed in good condition.

Police said the shootings are not believed to be related.

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