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At Least 3 Dead, 7 Hurt In Overnight Shootings, Stabbing

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David Cocroft, 22, was killed and another man was injured in a shooting at this gas station at 79th Street and Western Avenue overnight. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — A rash of shootings and a stabbing left at least three people dead and seven injured in Chicago overnight.

The first deadly incident happened in the South Chicago neighborhood. Romelo Golden, 17, died after being shot in the neck in the 8900 block of South Brandon Avenue around 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Golden, who lived a couple of blocks from the crime scene, was taken to pital of Cook County, where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Police believe the shooting was likely gang-rlated.

Around 10:30 p.m., a man was allegedly stabbed to death by his sister during a fight in Bronzeville.

Police were called to a home in the 4100 block of South King Drive after James Curtis, 24, got into a fight – allegedly with his 23-year-oold sister — and she pulled a knife and stabbed him.

Curtis died at the scene from multiple stab wounds, according to the Medical Examiner’s office.

Charges were pending against Curtis’ sister Thursday morning, police said. Police have not disclosed what the fight was about.

At 11:40 p.m., one man was killed and another was wounded when someone began firing shots at a gas station at 79th Street and Western Avenue on the city’s Southwest Side.

A man approached the two men as they stood outside and opened fire, police said.

David Cocroft, 22, of the 12500 block of South Union Avenue, was shot in the back and died at the scene, authorities said.

A 20-year-old suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was reported in stable condition, police said.

Also among the seven wounded were two 15-year-old boys who were shot in separate incidents in the Southwest Side’s Marquette Park neighborhood.

At 8:53 p.m., a 15-year-old boy walked into Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said, adding that the teenager was listed in good condition.

The boy told police he was shot in the 2400 block of West 72nd Street.

About seven minutes later, another 15-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the head in the 6400 block of South Whipple Street, police said, adding that the boy was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.