1 killed, 7 wounded in Lawndale shooting: police

A person was killed and seven others wounded in a shooting Sunday in Lawndale on the West Side, police said.

Eight people were shot about 3:43 a.m. in the 4200 block of West 18th Street, Chicago police said.

Demetrius Flowers, 33, was struck in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said. It is unsure if he died at the scene or at the hospital.

An autopsy has been scheduled to determine his official cause of death.

The other seven victims were being treated at local hospitals and were in conditions ranging from good to fair, police said. No further information was immediately available.

Witnesses were not cooperating with Area Central detectives, police said.

About two hours earlier, four men and three women were wounded in a shooting in Douglas Park.