2 killed, 3 wounded in Tuesday shootings on South, West sides

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Two people were killed and at least three others wounded in shootings on Chicago’s South and West sides before noon Tuesday.

About 10:15 a.m., a person was shot to death in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

The male victim, whose age wasn’t immediately available, was shot multiple times in the 0-100 block of North Keeler, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

About four hours earlier, a 34-year-old man was fatally shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.

Alcaraz C. Reyes was shot in the chest in the 5200 block of South Winchester about 6:15 a.m., authorities said. Reyes, who lived on the same block where he was shot, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead less than an hour later.

The most recent shooting happened in Englewood about 11:50 a.m., police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.

A few minutes after 9 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. He was shot in the head in the 8900 block of South Dauphin and was taken to Trinity Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Tuesday’s first shooting happened just after 1 a.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 35-year-old man was at a gas station in the 600 block of South Independence when he heard an argument, then heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the foot, police said.

He later walked into Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park, where he was treated and released, police said.