3 killed, 11 wounded in Wednesday shootings

Chicago Police investigate in the 2400 block of East 72nd Street in the South Shore neighborhood, where a 31-year-old man was shot to death early Wednesday, March 30, 2016. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

Three men were killed and at least 11 other people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago on Wednesday.

The latest homicides happened within an hour of each other in Humboldt Park and Back of the Yards.

About 6 p.m., two men, ages 22 and 25, were sitting in a vehicle in the 3100 block of West Wabansia when someone walked up and opened fire before running off, according to Chicago Police.

Both were taken to Stroger Hospital. The older man was shot in the head and neck and pronounced dead at 6:35 p.m. The younger’s condition stabilized with a gunshot wound to the lower back, police said.

Shortly after 5 p.m., a 22-year-old man was sitting inside a vehicle in the 1700 block of West 46th Street when someone opened fire, striking him in the side and arm, police said.

Witnesses pulled him into another vehicle and drove to the 4400 block of South Ashland, where they called for help, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died at 5:50 p.m.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office withheld the fatal victims’ names pending notification of their families.

The city recorded its first fatal shooting of the day at 1:45 a.m. in South Shore’s 2400 block of East 72nd Street.

A 31-year-old man was found unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds in the 2400 block of East 72nd Street and pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Family members identified him as Brion Barlow, who lived in the neighborhood with his mother and had three children.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 8 p.m. in Chatham, where a 32-year-old man was shot in the arm while getting out of a vehicle in the 8800 block of South Michigan, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.

Before that, three people were wounded during the hourlong spate of gun violence that included the incidents on Wabansia and 46th Street.

At 5:38 p.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in the upper arm while sitting inside a vehicle in the Austin neighborhood’s 500 block of North Lawler on the West Side. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

About 5:15 p.m., a 19-year-old man shot in the foot in the 6700 block of South Wolcott in West Englewood was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.

Just after 5 p.m., a 30-year-old man got into a fight with someone who pulled out a gun and shot him in the buttocks in the 4100 block of West Adams in West Garfield Park, police said. He was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.

At 3:50 p.m., a dispute over drugs in North Lawndale led to a 34-year-old man being shot in the arm in the 1200 block of South Lawndale, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Another Austin shooting happened about 12:45 p.m. when a 22-year-old was shot by someone in a purple van going eastbound through the 5400 block of West Ohio, police said. The man suffered wounds to the buttocks and hand, and his condition was stabilized at Stroger.

Another West Garfield Park shooting left a 17-year-old boy with a gunshot wound to the chest about 9:45 a.m. in the 4100 block of West Madison. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, police said.

The third Austin shooting occurred a little before 9 a.m. in the 400 block of North Laramie. A 26-year-old man took himself to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park after being shot in both legs. His condition stabilized, but he wasn’t cooperating with investigators, police said.

At 8 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in West Englewood. He was in the 7200 block of South Paulina when he “heard shots and felt pain,” according to police. He was struck in the abdomen and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.

Wednesday’s first nonfatal shooting happened about 1 a.m. in Lawndale. A 29-year-old woman was outside in the 4300 block of West Cermak when she heard gunshots and realized she’d been hit in the foot, police said. She was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai.