2 Killed, 8 Injured In Overnight Gun Violence
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CHICAGO (CBS) — Two people were killed and eight others were wounded in gun violence that struck several neighborhoods on the city’s South and West sides overnight.
The first deadly shooting happened around 12:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of South Kolin Avenue, in the North Lawndale neighborhood.
Victor Coleman, 32, was shot multiple times when a gunman came out of a gangway and opened fire, police said. Coleman, of the 1300 block of South Kildare Avenue, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Less than an hour later, Quincey Simmons, 18 – was shot along with another 18-year-old man in the 1000 block of North Lawler Avenue, just south of Thomas Street, in the South Austin neighborhood.
The two teens were standing on the street with a group of people when a shooter they didn’t know whipped out a handgun and fired into the crowd at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday, police said.
Simmons, of the 1100 block of North Leamington Avenue, was shot in the torso and was dead at the scene. The other victim suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh and was hospitalized in good condition at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.
Earlier in the night, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. The boy was shot in the hip in the 8800 block of South Wood Street at 9:44 p.m., police said.
The teen told police that a car passed his home and fired three times before he noticed he was hit. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition, police said.
In the South Chicago neighborhood at 10:13 p.m., a 26-year-old man suffered multiple gunshots while he was sitting in his car waiting for his girlfriend in the 8400 block of South Mackinaw Avenue.
The girlfriend called police from inside her home after she heard the gunshots, police said.
Her boyfriend took off in his car after he was shot, police said. As he drove about a block away from the shooting, he spotted a police squad car that was responding to a different call and told officers he had been shot, police said.
The man was shot in both legs and was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ, police said.
Afterward, three people were injured in two separate shootings in the Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods, within a period of 40 minutes.
First, a 24-year-old man was shot and wounded at 10:32 p.m. near 56th and Bishop streets. The man was shot in the back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.
The victim told police two people walked past him and started firing handguns. Two suspects were arrested in connection with the incident.
In the second incident, two men were shot in the alley behind the 6400 block of South Hoyne Avenue around 11:05 p.m. A 38-year-old man was wounded in the hip, and a 37-year-ol d man was shot in the buttocks. They were standing in the alley when a group of people tried to rob them, then began shooting as they ran away, police said.
Four people were in custody early Wednesday in connection with the incident, but no charges had been filed, police said.
There were reports of a possible police chase preceding the arrests, which ended at 47th Street and Damen Avenue.
Both victims were taken to Advocate Christ in stable condition.
At 12:20 a.m., a man was shot and wounded during a robbery near Kilbourn Avenue and Madison Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The 20-year-old victim was walking down the street when a man wielding a handgun announced a robbery, police said.
The victim ran from the robber, who shot him in the leg. He was hospitalized in stable condition at Stroger Hospital.
And at 3:39 a.m., a man was shot and wounded by a home invader in the Oakland neighborhood. Dispatch reports indicate that the shooter entered victim’s home through a back door and shot him in the chest.
The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, though his condition was not immediately known, Gaines said.
With the exception of the Englewood and West Englewood incidents, no one was in custody in any of the shootings as of Wednesday morning.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.