1 Dead, 6 Wounded In Overnight Shootings
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CHICAGO (CBS) — A rash of shootings around Chicago left one man dead and six others injured Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning.
A shooting took the life of a 26-year-old man in the 7900 block of South Campbell Avenue in the Southwest Side’s Wrightwood neighborhood, about a block from St. Rita of Cascia High School.
The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. The victim, Kenneth McCurty, of the 8000 block of South Artesian Avenue, was pronounced dead at the Stein Institute at 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
The violent streak began a few hours earlier, when a 25-year-old man was shot around 8:50 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood.
The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in the 7000 block of South Jeffery Boulevard, police said. He was reported in stable condition at Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center.
Just before 9:40 p.m., a man was shot and wounded in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the city’s West Side.
The 21-year-old victim was standing on the sidewalk in the 1800 block of South Fairfield Avenue with a group of people, when another man walked up and opened fire at 9:37 p.m., police said.
The victim was shot in the lower left leg and a friend took him to nearby Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. His condition was not immediately known.
Around 10:30 p.m., a man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
He was standing on the sidewalk in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue about 10:29 p.m. when shots fired from a dark-colored sedan struck him in the forearm, police said.
An acquaintance took him to Norwegian-American Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, police said.
In another incident around 11 p.m., a man was shot multiple times inside a tattoo parlor in the West Side’s Galewood neighborhood.
A man and woman, ages unknown, walked into the store in the 1600 block of North Mobile Avenue, police said. The man took out a handgun and shot a 42-year-old man who was in the store, striking him in the right side of his body and his right arm, police said.
The man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where he was reported in stable condition.
Around 12:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in a drive-by in the Marquette Park neighborhood.
The man was standing on the sidewalk in the 6900 block of South Rockwell Street when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and fired shots, striking him in the leg and arm, police said.
He was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
In the latest incident, a man was shot and wounded while sitting in a car in the Chatham neighborhood.
The man was shot around 2:30 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.
The man, 49, was in a car with two other people when someone walked up, showed a handgun and then demanded money, Alfaro said.
The gunman fired shots at some point during the robbery attempt. The victim was hit in the back and forearm.
Paramedics took him in to Advocate Christ, where he was reported in stable condition.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.