CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - One man was killed and another 11 people were wounded in less than 12 hours of gunfire in Chicago on Wednesday.
A man was fatally shot while livestreaming on Facebook in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side about 8:45 p.m. Antonio Perkins, 28, was found face down in a vacant lot in the 1600 block of South Drake. He had been shot in the neck and head. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not confirm the death Wednesday night.
The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred during a robbery in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
The 19-year-old man was standing on a front porch with a female about 9:50 p.m. in the 5400 block of West Haddon when two males came out of a gangway and announced a robbery, according to police. They took his phone and fired at him before running away. The man was shot in the back and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in critical condition.
Thirty minutes earlier, two men were shot in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. The two were playing basketball in an alley in the 6200 block of Cottage Grove about 9:20 p.m. when another male walked up and shot them, police said. One man, 23, was shot in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital. The other man, 19, was shot in the right arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Their conditions had both stabilized.
A man and a woman were shot about 7:34 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. The 20-year-old man and 40-year-old woman were standing on the sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Clyde when someone fired at them from a white truck, according to police. The man was shot in the left ankle and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. The woman suffered a graze wound to the arm and refused medical treatment.
Three men were standing in a gangway about 5:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of South Throop when a dark colored vehicle drove by and and a person got out on the rear passenger side and began shooting, according to police. A 19-year-old man was shot in the left leg and hip and another 19-year-old man was shot in both legs. Both were transported to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized. A 20-year-old man was shot in the right leg and taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where his condition was stabilized.
About 2:45 p.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the area of 102nd and Morgan streets in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to police. The man was shot in the face and hand and took himself to Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers in Evergreen Park where his condition was not known.
The day’s first shooting occurred about 10:40 a.m. in the West Town neighborhood. Three people were involved in an argument in the 600 block of North Ashland, according to police. One male was shot in the left arm, and the other was shot in the left shoulder. Both were taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, although their ages weren’t immediately available.
A weapon was recovered at the scene and a person was taken into custody. Police said the shooting involved a dispute between business owners.