6 shot, 1 fatally, at South Chicago party

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A man was killed and five more people were wounded when two gunmen opened fire outside a house party in the South Chicago neighborhood early Saturday.

It happened about 2:15 a.m. in the 8800 block of South Exchange, according to Chicago Police. Community activist Andrew Holmes said people at the party jumped from a second-floor porch and windows after two people started shooting.

Dequan M. Barnett, 18, was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the 4500 block of South Lake Park Avenue.

A 20-year-old man shot in the groin was taken in critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, along with a 21-year-old man with an arm wound who was stabilized, police said.

A 25-year-old woman was taken to Stroger Hospital with a graze wound to the head, a 22-year-old man shot in the hand went to Trinity Hospital and a 23-year-old man shot in the arm went to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Their conditions were stabilized, police said.

Three hours earlier, an 18-year-old man was seriously wounded in another shooting a block away.