1 Dead, At Least 4 Wounded In Overnight Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police are investigating several shootings overnight, which left one teenage boy dead and at least four others wounded on the South and Southwest sides.

The first shooting took the life of Juan Bautista, 16, in the Brighton Park neighborhood. He was standing in the 3700 block of South Albany Avenue at 9:50 p.m. when a dark-colored sport-utility vehicle came by and someone inside opened fire, police said.

Bautista, of the 3500 block of South Francisco Avenue, was dead at the scene, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

In a second incident, two teenagers were wounded in a shooting in the Park Manor neighborhood.

A gunman shot an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old girl as they stood on the sidewalk in the 500 block of East 74th Street around 10 p.m., police said.

The 18-year-old man was shot in the back and taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

The 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg and taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital, police said.

Police are also searching for a man who shot and wounded a teenager around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood.

The 17-year-old boy was standing on the sidewalk in the 1200 block of West 81st Street when he was shot in both feet, according to police News Affairs.

The teenager was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

Finally at 12:15 p.m., a man was shot in the side around 98th Street and Drexel Avenue in the Cottage Grove Heights neighborhood.

He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.

No one was in custody in any of the shootings early Thursday.

  • NWA

    @ Vince:

    The planet would Earth! The numbers are from the Federal Bureau of investigation. The numbers show that the victims of murders are distributed evenly between White and Black Americans (48%). All the victims tend to reflect the race or skin color of the murder. Meaning, Blacks kill Blacks and, Whites tend to kill Whites. But, Black-Americans between the ages of 17 to 39 commit murder at a frequency rate of 20% higher than that of White-Americans of the same age group. But, here is the most interesting thing? The frequency rate of murder between the ages of 40 to 75 increases. White-Americans murder at a frequency of 90% than Black-Americans. Even though, more guns on the streets I believe would be a terrible idea for everyone. For Black-Americans between the ages of 40 and 75 may find more guns to be a boon. Black-Americans of that same age group, 40 to 75 are least likely to kill (5%), or be killed (26%) to that of White victims (74%).


    • Mr. Justice

      You Lie !

    • Leroy Goldberg

      @ NWA

      The shame and embarrassment you obviously feel must be overwhelming. You try to bury it in your nonsensical postings but it’s still so obvious.
      You are a violent people. You kill each other. You are animals.

    • Jermain

      @NWA, If your BS statistics were accurate, then how do you explain the majority of crime commited in Chicago is commited by black homies?

  • Mr. Justice

    Well, once again CBS has censored many of the comments regarding this article. There were over 12 comments on here, and then “poof” they were deleted. CBS does not want to be censored, but it is alright for them to censor the comments that people make on here? Come on CBS !

    • Lanny

      This may sound ridiculous but many times I copy and paste all the comments from any story -CBS, Trib (especially the Trib), Sun-Times and e-mail them to a free e-mail account so I can read them later. Sounds like I have a lot of free time, but I don’t, it only takes a few seconds to copy all the comments before they DISAPPEAR. And there’s many times I forget, or I get to a story too late.

      I think other people do that, too because someone was on the Trib board complaining that every time the Trib updates a story, they dump all the comments and someone posts a link to the old posts! LOL.

      • rc

        You can get all the comments by subscribing.

  • Primetime Editorials

    we have to fight this crime
    put up cameras and quit telling people where u putting them at

  • rc

    The Tribune is the worst censor of them all. The Trib libs are terrified of comments.

  • da chicago way

    Just wait until this weekend,i predict 30 shootings and at least 7 killed.i hope im wrong but this is chicago and it will be freaking hot all weekend!

    • Mr. Justice

      @ da chicago way….. I am actually predicting 28 shootings with 11 killed. Does anyone know the line at Vegas?

    • rc

      Blacks are the only people in the world whose behavior deteriorates as a function of temperature and who cannot live in high-rises.

      It may be necessary to fight global warming just to keep crime down.

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