Police investigate a shooting about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, 2018 in the 7200 block of South Green Ave in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - Six people were killed and eight others were wounded by gun violence between about 2 a.m. and 11:45 p.m. Wednesday across Chicago.
The most recent fatal shooting happened at 11:44 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
A 28-year-old man was standing on a front porch when a minivan drove by and someone inside fired shots in the 100 block of East 120th Place, according to Chicago Police. He was struck in the left shoulder and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead.
About a half hour earlier, another man was killed in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. A group of people were standing outside when someone fired shots from an alley at 11:17 p.m. in the 8800 block of South Paulina, according to police. A 29-year-old man was suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his foot, shoulder, knee and armpit. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where he was pronounced dead.
A 21-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting. He was shot in his buttocks and taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.
Minutes earlier, a 19-year-old man was fatally shot in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side. He was standing outside when people he did not know walked up to him and fired shots at his face at 11:13 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Jarvis, police said. He suffered gunshot wounds to the cheek and ear and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died.
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office hadn’t yet released details about any of those deaths.
Earlier in the day, a man was shot to death in West Englewood on the South Side. Zacchaeus D. Battle, 19, was standing on the corner at 2:32 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Paulina when a Dodge vehicle drove up and someone got out and opened fire, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. He was shot in the side and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:58 p.m. He lived in the same block as the shooting.
Less than 20 minutes before that, a man was fatally shot in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. Lorenzo Lee Williams, 26, was shot in the chest at 2:13 p.m. in the 7800 block of South Greenwood, police and the medical examiner’s office said. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Williams lived in the Avalon Park neighborhood. Police believe the attack may have been a drive-by shooting by someone in a white sedan, police said.
The details of the shooting weren’t immediately known, but police believe the attack was a possible drive-by shooting by someone in a white sedan, police said.
The first fatal shooting of the day happened in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Juan Carlos Laboy-Rodriguez, 38, was found about 12:35 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Winchester Avenue, authorities said. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The most recent non-fatal shooting left a man and two teens wounded in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired and found the three wounded at 10:28 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Green, according to police. A 16-year-old girl was shot in the head and was in serious condition at the University of Chicago Medical Center. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg and a 21-year-old man was shot in the left arm. Both of their conditions had stabilized at the same hospital.
About an hour and a half before that, a man was shot in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 44-year-old was in an alley at 8:54 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Diversey when someone in a gray pickup fired at him, police said. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with gunshot wounds to both arms. His condition was stabilized.
About 2:20 p.m., a 33-year-old man was in his backyard on the West Side when he was approached by three people who announced a robbery in the 5800 block of West Roosevelt, police said. Two more people – one of whom was armed – then came up to him and stole property, including a bracelet. The man then ran into his home and closed the door behind him. The robbers fired shots through the door, striking him in the upper left leg, upper right hip and abdomen. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood and was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital. His condition was stabilized.
An hour before that, another man was shot in the South Shore neighborhood. The 19-year-old was walking about 1:20 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Chappel when a silver car stopped near him, police said. The front-seat passenger, a man in his 20s, got out, pulled out a gun and shot him in the abdomen. He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
The first non-fatal shooting of the day happened at 2:19 a.m. in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. A 23-year-old man was walking in the 4800 block of West Hubbard when someone shot him in the upper right lip, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in fair condition. The shooter was described as a male with a short Afro hairstyle wearing a black-and-white Adidas outfit.
On Tuesday, two people were killed and three others were wounded in shootings on the South Side.