11 shot, 4 fatally, in Thursday shootings on South, West sides

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Four people were killed and at least seven more wounded in separate shootings Thursday on Chicago’s South and West sides.

The latest homicide happened about 10:30 p.m. in the Rosemoor neighborhood, where a 42-year-old man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the face on the floor of an apartment in the 400 block of East 107th Street, according to Chicago Police. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

A man was killed and another wounded about 1:15 p.m. in the backyard of a Roseland home when a shooter walked out of an alley in the 11200 block of South Edbrooke, police said. A 22-year-old shot in the back was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 2 p.m., authorities said. His name has not been released. The other man, 19, was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in serious condition with an elbow wound.

About 11:45 a.m., a man in his 20s was shot repeatedly in an Auburn Gresham drive-by in the 8300 block of South Hamilton, and he died at Christ Medical Center, authorities said. His name has not been released.

The day’s first killing happened about 4:45 a.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Elijah Murphy, 38, was getting out of a vehicle in the 4200 block of South Racine when someone opened fire from a passing SUV. Murphy, of the 5700 block of South Bishop, was shot multiple times and died at the scene, authorities said. Family members said the father of four was being dropped off at work by his pregnant daughter when he was slain.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 11:45 p.m. in Humboldt Park, where someone in a black car shot a 24-year-old man in the shoulder as he walked in the 2600 block of West Division, police said. He walked into Norwegian American Hospital and his condition was stabilized.

Shortly before 11 p.m., where two people walked up to a 41-year-old man in the 800 block of East 88th Street in Burnside and shot him in the groin. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

About 10:30 p.m., someone shot a 24-year-old man in the arm in an alley in Englewood’s 1200 block of West 60th Street, police said. His condition was stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital, and his condition was stabilized.

Just before 8 p.m., a 55-year-old man was sitting in a car parked in the 3000 block of West Fillmore in Lawndale when someone walked up, robbed him and shot him in the arm and leg, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

About 11:30 a.m., someone shot a 16-year-old boy in the hand in another Lawndale attack in the 3900 block of West Grenshaw, police said. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai.

Thursday’s first shooting happened about 2:45 a.m. in Austin. A 24-year-old man was walking down the 5100 block of West Madison when a car drove by and someone inside shot him in the arm, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai.

Nine more people were shot in the city on Wednesday, three of them fatally.