Two Dead, 16 Wounded By Gunfire
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Updated: 10/29/11 at 12:44 p.m.
CHICAGO (STMW) – A 74-year-old man and a 50-year-old man are dead and at least 16 other people were wounded by gunfire across the city from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning.
The latest attack started as a domestic dispute between two brothers about 6 a.m. Saturday inside a home in the 1500 block of South Harding Avenue, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
“It escalated and spilled outside the home,’’ said Mirabelli. “It looks like one brother shot his 30-year-old brother in both legs and during the course of that, the man in his 70s was struck in the face.’’
The 74-year-old man, of an unidentified address in Maywood, was pronounced dead at 6:15 a.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. He’d been shot at 1524 S. Harding Ave., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The man killed was not involved with the domestic dispute, the officer said. The shooter fled after the attack and was not in custody as of 10 a.m.
The younger man was also taken to Mount Sinai, where he was initially listed in serious condition, according to Mirabelli.
A separate slaying occurred Friday night during a home invasion in the South Shore neighbor hood, when a 50-year-old man was killed and a 29-year-old man seriously wounded in the 7800 block of South Yates Boulevard, police said.
Three males entered the home at 10:07 p.m. Friday and demanded money, police said. During the robbery, both men were shot.
The older man — identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 50-year-old Issac Dotson — was shot in the abdomen area, police said. The 29-year-old was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back.
The medical examiner’s office said Dotson lived at the residence and was dead on the scene.
The shootings started about 4 p.m. Friday when a teenage boy was shot in the head while standing in the 3100 block of West 63rd Street, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.
The boy, believed to be 17 or 18 years old, was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, O’Brien said.
About 5:20 p.m. Friday, a 35-year-old man was shot multiple times following an argument in the 8200 block of South East End Avenue, police said. The man had recently been in an argument with the gunman, who shot him as he drove past in an alley.
The man was shot in the legs and taken in “stable” condition to Northwestern Hospital.
About two hours later, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 9900 block of South Bensley Avenue and taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right arm, according to police.
About 9:20 p.m. Friday, a 16-year-old girl sitting inside a vehicle in the 2400 block of West 56th Street was shot in the left side of the head and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
A male approached the vehicle, which had “several” people inside, pulled a gun and fired numerous shots, police said. Nobody else inside the vehicle was wounded.
Minutes later, an 18-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 6700 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when someone in a passing white sedan fired shots, hitting him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
At 9:44 p.m. Friday, a 30-year-old woman and 19-year-old man walking with a group of people on a sidewalk in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue were shot by gunman who fired from across the street, police said.
The woman was shot in the buttocks and taken in good condition to University of Chicago Medical Center and the man drove himself to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the thigh, police said.
About an hour later, two women standing on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of South Washtenaw Avenue were wounded when a gunman opened fire from down the street, police said.
A 39-year-old woman was shot in the side and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A 30-year-old woman was shot in the elbow and taken in “stable” condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
About 11 p.m., a 29-year-old man was walking in the 6600 block of South Union Avenue when he heard shots and realized he’d been shot in the chest, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.
About 15 minutes later, an 18-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
At 11:37 p.m., a 19- and a 21-year-old man were standing on a porch in the 6800 block of South Normal Boulevard when they were shot by an another male, police said.
The 19-year-old was hit in the back, ankle and ear and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition, police said. The 21-year-old was hit in the elbow and was listed in good condition at Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center.
A 23-year-old woman was standing on the sidewalk in the 5900 block of South Paulina Street at 3:56 a.m. when a masked male approached and demanded money, police said. He then fired a shot, hitting her in the thigh.
The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said.
Nobody is in custody for any of the shootings early Saturday.
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