CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - Ten people were shot Thursday on the South and West sides of the city, leaving two dead, according to Chicago Police.
The violent opening to June followed a month with 318 people shot, 53 fatally, according to Chicago Sun-Times data. Nearly 1,400 people have been shot in the city so far this year, including 236 people killed.
The latest fatal shooting happened in Humboldt Park about 6:15 p.m., when two people got out of a car and opened fire on three people standing outside in the 1100 block of North Hamlin. A male who was shot in the head was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died, police said.
A 24-year-old man shot in the leg and side was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, along with a 33-year-old woman in good condition with a leg wound.
Fifteen minutes before that, a 30-year-old man died in the Washington Park neighborhood’s 5100 block of South Prairie when someone got out of a car and shot him in the head, police said.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released either of the victims’ names.
In nonfatal attacks:
- A 27-year-old man was shot in the arm on a Gresham neighborhood sidewalk.
- Another 27-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in Brighton Park.
- An 18-year-old man was shot in the back in Bronzeville.
- A 19-year-old man suffered a chest wound in an Englewood drive-by shooting.
- A 31-year-old man was shot repeatedly and critically wounded in Austin.
- A 19-year-old man took himself to a northwest Indiana hospital after being shot in the buttocks in Roseland.