At Least 2 Dead, 10 Wounded In Violent Thursday
CHICAGO (CBS) – The sunny, unseasonably warm weather Thursday had its drawbacks, as gunfire across the city left at least two people dead and 10 more wounded in a period of about seven hours.
First, five men were shot and wounded around 1:50 p.m. Thursday, in the 3600 block of West Flournoy Street on the city’s West Side. The men, all in their 20s and 30s, suffered either gunshot or graze wounds, police said.
Two men were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, including a 33-year-old man who was shot in the right leg, a 27-year-old who was shot in the right shoulder and a 21-year-old man shot was shot in the right hand, police said. A 24-year-old who was shot in the lower left leg and had a graze wound to the torso was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, as was a 33-year-old shot in the right arm.
About a mile and a half to the west in the 4700 block of West Harrison Street, two men and a woman were shot and wounded an hour and a half later.
Around 4:20 p.m., the four men got out of a brown sedan and opened fire at the three. The 18-year-old female victim as shot in the right knee and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, while a 21-year-old man who was shot in the left ankle, as well as a 24-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to the left hip and a graze wound to the left calf, were taken to Loretto Hospital.
Around 6:25 p.m., a man was shot and killed on near his Southeast Side home.
Julian Montejano, 32, was shot through the chest about 6:25 p.m. in the 10500 block of South Hoxie Avenue, authorities said. Montejano, who lived a few blocks south on Hoxie Avenue, was pronounced dead at Advocate Trinity Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
About 7:30 p.m., a 12-year-old boy was shot in the hand in a possible drive-by incident in the West Pullman neighborhood.
The boy was shot about 7:30 p.m. in the 11600 block of South Prairie Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Phillip Armstrong said. He was shot in the left hand and was reported in good condition at Roseland Hospital.
The violence also affected the city’s North Side. Around 7:50 p.m., a man was shot in his lower back near Lawrence Avenue and Sheridan Road in the Uptown neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition, and the gunman was arrested, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Another man lost his life in a shooting around 8:30 p.m. in the West Englewood neighborhood.
The unidentified 21-year-old man was shot during an argument with an armed suspect in the 6400 block of South Hoyne Avenue, police said. The suspect fled on a bicycle and is not in custody early Friday, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
Except in the Uptown incident, no one was in custody in connection to the shootings Friday morning.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.