Five Killed, 12 Wounded In Tuesday Shootings

CHICAGO (CBS) — Five men were killed and at least 12 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Tuesday, police said.

About 10:15 p.m., a man was found shot to death in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

Officers responding to a call of person shot in the 1100 block of North Leclaire found the 38-year-old unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle, police said.

The man had been shot in the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality early Wednesday.

Less than 90 minutes earlier, a man was found fatally shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

The 20-year-old was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest shortly before 9 p.m. inside a building in the 7800 block of South Lowe, police said. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality but no other details were released.

An hour earlier, a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Austin.

The man was shot in the chest and shoulder about 8 p.m. in the 400 block of North Lawler, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:36 p.m., a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said. His name was not released Tuesday night pending notification of family.

About 3:15 p.m., a man, 23, was inside a store in the 400 block of East 79th Street when someone walked in and fired several shots before running away, authorities said.

He was was shot in the chest several times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about 40 minutes later, the medical examiner’s office said. His name was withheld Tuesday night pending notification of family.

The day’s first homicide occurred in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

Youman McKenzie, 23, was shot in the shoulder and left thigh about 2:20 a.m. in the 500 block of South Central Park, authorities said.

Witnesses said they saw the man exchange fire with another person, police said. A weapon was recovered at the scene.

McKenzie, of the 7000 block of South Winchester, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:55 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

Twelve other people were hurt in separate shootings across the city Tuesday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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