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.