Police: 1 dead, 5 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago

CHICAGO (STMW) - One man was killed and at least five other people were wounded in shootings Monday across Chicago, police said.

The man was shot to death Monday morning along a Safe Passage Route in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, according to Chicago Police.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot just after 8:20 a.m. in the 300 block of North Central Avenue found the 21-year-old with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest, police said. Witnesses observed a gray sedan driving away from the area.

The man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in critical condition where he later died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office did not immediately confirm the death.

The block where the shooting happened lies on a Safe Passage Route for Ellington Elementary School at 243 N. Parkside Ave., according to the Chicago Public Schools website. The scene of the shooting is less than two blocks from the school.

Police believe the shooting is gang-related.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened late Monday in the Princeton Park neighborhood on the South Side.

A 58-year-old was shot in the right thigh about 11:45 p.m. in the 100 block of West 95th Street, police said. He took himself to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.

Several hours earlier, two men were shot in the Pilsen neighborhood. The men, ages 33 and 36, were standing outside in the 1700 block of South Leavitt about 7:30 p.m. when someone in a passing vehicle shot them, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital. The younger man was shot in the chest and buttocks and was listed in critical condition, police said. The older man was shot in the buttocks and his condition had stabilized.

Earlier Monday afternoon, a 24-year-old man was shot in the knee in Austin. He was walking in the 5400 block of West Harrison about 1:30 p.m. when he “heard shots and felt pain,” police said. He was shot in the left knee and driven to Loretto Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Monday’s first shooting happened at 12:03 p.m. in the Hermosa neighborhood on the North Side. A 28-year-old man was driving in the 4300 block of West Palmer when two people opened fire, police said. He was shot in the left thigh and took himself to Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, but his condition was not known.