At least 11 people have died and 14 others have been wounded in separate shootings in Chicago since late Tuesday, including the accidental shooting of an 11-year-old boy, police said.
In the latest fatal shooting, a 39-year-old man was killed and a 52-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 5:10 a.m. Thursday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.
The two were inside a building in the 4700 block of South King Drive when they were shot.
The 39-year-old was struck in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, Sedevic said.
The other man, wounded in the left knee and shin, was taken in fair condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
About 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, a 23-year-old man was shot to death in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.
The man, identified as Dan Rance, was standing outside in the 700 block of North Long Avenue, the same block he lived on, when a gunman walked up and fired, striking him in the chest and torso, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Rance was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where he was later pronounced dead at 11:50 p.m., police and the medical examiner’s officer said.
About 9:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man died after he was shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The man, identified as Jimmy Tripp of the 7300 block of South Emerald Avenue, was outside in the 800 block of West 68th Street when an attacker walked up and fired shots, according to the medical examiner and Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital at 10:33 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
About 9:05 p.m., a 60-year-old man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, Gaines said.
The man was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head in a hallway inside a residence in the 6800 block of South Merrill Avenue, Gaines said.
The shooting may have been narcotics-related, Gaines said.
No one was in custody as of early Thursday and no other information was immediately available.
About five minutes earlier, at 9 p.m., an 11-year-old boy died after a family member accidentally shot him in the abdomen in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, according to police and the boy’s family.
The boy, identified by family members as Antwone Earl Price Jr., was in the 7400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when he was shot.
He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Police said one person is in custody as a result of the shooting.
Earlier, a 19-year-old man was pronounced dead after he and two other men were shot in the 5900 block of West Diversey Avenue at 5:30 p.m. in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said.
The man, 19, identified as Daniel Guerra of the 2100 block of North McVicker Avenue, was shot in the upper chest and neck and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he had initially been listed in critical condition, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Authorities initially gave a different age for the man and where he was injured.
Guerra, was pronounced dead at 6:03 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The man was with a 23-year-old man who was shot in the back and taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic. A man, 22, was shot in the hand and was taken to an area hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.
The string of slayings began shortly before midnight Tuesday when a 16-year-old boy was killed in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. About a half-hour later and about 3 miles away, a 25-year-old man was killed. Two hours later in Uptown, two men were killed.
The 16-year-old boy was slain and a woman, 42, and a girl, 14, were wounded in the 1300 block of South Kostner Avenue about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday.
The boy was identified Wednesday afternoon as Marcus Weathers, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the same block where he was killed.
Someone in a white sedan drove by and opened fire, hitting the three, police said. All the victims were taken to Stroger Hospital. The 42-year-old was shot in the leg and the 14-year-old in the back. Their conditions were stabilized, authorities said.
A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the 2700 block of West Lexington Avenue about 12:20 a.m. He was shot in the head, chest and groin and pronounced dead at the scene. No one was in custody.
Then at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, two men were shot to death in the Uptown neighborhood, police said. A 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic and a 32-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene in the 5000 block of North Winthrop Avenue.
Then, hours later, a spray of bullets in the South Shore neighborhood left one man dead and two wounded, according to police, who corrected early information that two people had been killed.
The three were shot about 9 a.m. near 75th Street and Exchange Avenue, according to fire officials. The victims were found in the 2600 block of East 74th Place and around the corner in the 7400 block of South Exchange Avenue.
Source: Chicago Tribune