CHICAGO (STMW) — Two people were killed and 13 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday.
A man was fatally shot in the Gold Coast Wednesday night. The 26-year-old man was shot in the 1100 block of North Clark Street at 8:09 p.m., according to Chicago Police and fire officials. Witnesses said the man was part of a group on one side of Clark that was arguing with a group on the other side.
Despite traffic, the groups met in the middle of the street, at which point someone shot the man twice, according to Dennis Trelinski, who saw the shooting from his eighth-floor balcony half a block south of the crime scene.
Even with two gunshot wounds, the man continued to yell at the shooter from the asphalt, Trelinski said. The shooter, who had walked away, walked back into the street and then shot him several more times.
The shooter got in a vehicle and fled in an unknown direction, police said. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he later died. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.
Nearly eight hours earlier, another man was shot to death in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
Darrell E. Guy Jr., 40, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in an apartment in the 8000 block of South Green at 12:18 p.m., according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Guy, who lived on the same block, was pronounced dead at the scene 10 minutes later.
The most recent nonfatal shooting happened late Wednesday in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
A 39-year-old man was standing in a parking lot in the 6300 block of South Damen at 11:40 p.m. when someone in a beige car shot him in the right arm, according to police. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
About 20 minutes earlier, a 17-year-old girl was shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. She was with a group of people on the porch of a home in the 6500 block of South Maplewood about 11:20 p.m. when two males on the street fired shots, police said. She suffered a gunshot wound to the right leg and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
Nearly an hour before that, a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 29-year-old was walking out of a business in the 600 block of South Cicero at 10:30 p.m. when he heard a single gunshot and realized he’d been hit, according to police. He was shot in the right wrist and took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
A man was shot in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side about 10 minutes earlier. The 18-year-old was standing on the street in the 1200 block of West Ainslie at 10:20 p.m. when a dark SUV drove past and someone inside shot him in the left leg, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition.
Earlier Wednesday night, two teenagers were shot in Austin. They were standing in front of a home about 8:30 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Ferdinand when a person walked up to them, fired shots and then ran off, police said. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest and an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
Shortly before 7 p.m., a man was wounded in a shooting on the Near North Side. The 19-year-old was standing in the 1300 block of North Hudson at 6:54 p.m. when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, according to police. He was shot in the hip and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
About 5 p.m., a man was wounded in the South Side Chatham neighborhood in what might have been a self-inflicted shooting. The 26-year-old was shot in the leg in the 600 block of West 80th, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition.
A police source said the wound might have been self-inflicted. The man is a documented gang member and is currently on parole for aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, the source said.
About 13 hours earlier, a man was shot in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. The 34-year-old was in his vehicle at 4:03 a.m. in the 7300 block of South Union when another fired shots in his direction, according to police. He was shot in the back and arm and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital. The shooter was described as having dreadlocks and wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt.
Two hours before that, a man was shot and critically wounded in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 18-year-old suffered three gunshot wounds to the chest and one to the left side of the head at 2:03 a.m. in the 6300 block of South Talman, police said. He was taken in “grave” condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Police said the shooting is thought to be gang-related.
About 12:45 a.m., a man was shot in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 26-year-old was shot in the right leg in the 4300 block of West Palmer, according to police. He was taken in good condition to Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Wednesday’s first two shootings happened about the same time on the West Side.
A man was shot early Wednesday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The 18-year-old was shot in the left leg about 12:30 a.m. in the 2900 block of West Walton, police said. He later showed up at Norwegian American Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
Another man was shot about the same time in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The 67-year-old man was sleeping in the cab of his truck, parked in the 4400 block of West Ferdinand, when he spotted people trying to steal the vehicle’s battery, according to police. When he exited the truck and confronted the would-be thieves he was shot in the abdomen. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
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