South Side Shootings Leave 1 Dead, 1 Critically Wounded

CHICAGO (CBS) — One man is dead, and another is fighting for his life Thursday morning, after separate shootings in the South Shore and Woodlawn neighborhoods.

Police found a man in the street just after 11 p.m. in the 7200 block of Cornell Avenue. He had been shot in the abdomen.

That man, Myron Smith, 40, of the 8600 block of South Dante Avenue, was pronounced dead at 12:05 a.m. Thursday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

About the same time as police found Smith, officers also found a second man with a gunshot wound to the body several blocks away at 1400 E. 69th St., police said.

He was also taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and remains in critical condition early Thursday.

Police could not immediately say if the shootings were related.

Calumet Area police detectives are investigating both shootings. No one was in custody early Thursday.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • tyron jackson

    If they are drug dealers or gang members i have no problem with that… let them die before they kill some innocent people…

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Just a typical South Side evening.

    • Jermain

      What the hell is the matter with these black African negros? What possible justification could there be for shooting people?

  • Rae Ann Smith

    These are some very Heartless and Ignorant Comments being made by people. None of you Personally know these victims except that they are black men from the south side and so with that all of RACIST COMMENTS COME FLYING OUT YOUR MOUTHS. Your some sad sad excuses for men.

    • Tyreese

      What was racist? I don’t see anything hateful, just the truth. Please keep the racist card to yourself.

      • What!?!

        @ Tyreese – People like Rae Ann Smith cannot mentally deal with the facts that are presented to them. Instead, they opt to mentally hide behind the race card. Facts are facts. Black men kill black men, and in Chicago, that seems to be the norm. White/Asian/Arab/and most Hispanic neighborhoods do not have anywhere near the level of violence/killings that black neighborhoods on the south and west sides do. That is a fact. But until people like Rae Ann Smith accept this truth, and stop pulling the race card, things will not improve in the affected black communities.

    • NIZZER

      Rae Ann, I bet you personally go for awalk on the southside after dark regularly, don’t you!

    • NIZZER

      I suppose that you think Jessie and Al are HEROStoo

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Rae Ann Smith you have every reason in the world for being embarrassed of your race and yourself as well. We understand.

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  • Justice...

    Same Sh!* different day…

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