CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - At least two people were killed and 13 more were wounded in shootings Wednesday across the city, 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. His name has not yet been released.
At 6:54 p.m. in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood, 24-year-old Christopher Walters was shot in the shoulder and leg in the 4700 block of South Prairie, authorities said. Walters, who lived in the 6200 block of South Champlain, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:49 p.m.
As of Thursday morning, police could not provide additional details on either homicide.
The day’s latest nonfatal shooting happened at 10:34 p.m. in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 24-year-old man was shot in the ankle in the 2200 block of South Ridgeway, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. Police said the man would not provide investigators with further details about the shooting.
Less than five minutes earlier, a 22-year-old man was shot in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He was walking about 10:30 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Artesian when another male fired shots from a gangway, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the left arm and left calf and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.
At 10:08 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was walking in the 7500 block of South Loomis in the South Side Gresham neighborhood, when someone in a dark-colored vehicle fired shots in his direction, striking him in the left arm, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
Less than 30 minutes before that, a 22-year-old man was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was driving south at 9:42 p.m. in the 0-100 block of North Homan when someone in another vehicle pulled alongside him and fired shots, police said. He was shot in the right cheek and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
At 6:53 p.m. in the West Side Austin neighborhood, someone walked up to a 22-year-old man in a park in the 200 block of South Central and shot him in the leg, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized.
About 9:20 a.m. Wednesday morning, someone in a red vehicle fired a bullet that grazed the head of a 28-year-old man who was standing outside in the 3200 block of West Madison in another East Garfield Park neighborhood attack. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai, police said.
About 8:30 a.m., a 31-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso in the 5800 block of West West End, police said. He was dropped off at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, then transferred to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
More West Side gunfire hit a 34-year-old woman in the side about 7:45 a.m. in Austin’s 700 block of North Laramie, police said. She drove herself to Roseland Community Hospital, where she was listed 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 about 1:30 a.m. heading south on I-94 near 111th Street 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.
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 the South Side Englewood neighborhood, 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. in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, 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. 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 about 12:45 a.m. while he was walking in the 4600 block of South Cicero , 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 shot him in the leg, wrists and shoulder when he said he wasn’t affiliated, police said. His condition was stabilized at Stroger.
Eleven people were shot, three fatally, in attacks across the city on Tuesday.