The fire started around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in a vacant three-flat in the 7900 block of South Drexel Avenue. When crews arrived, nearby hydrants were frozen solid, so the Fire Department had to call in Water Management Department crews to heat the hydrants with steam, and get water flowing.
The 20-year-old was shot about 7 p.m. while standing outside in he 7500 block of South Drexel Avenue, police said. A gray van pulled up and two people got out and opened fire, striking the man in the leg.
The man, thought to be in his 30s, was found shot in a gangway in the 8200 block of South Drexel Avenue about 8:45 a.m.
The shootings occurred at 8:56 a.m. with one victim shot in the 8200 block of South Maryland, and the second shot in the 8200 block of South Drexel.
It has been a terrifying and deadly weekend in Chicago, with at least seven people dead and at least 24 more wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon.
Burglars made off with a load of copper wire that would stretch across 2 1/2 football fields at the construction site for a new arts center at the University of Chicago.
Police are warning neighbors of a rash of robberies in the Hyde Park neighborhood and around the University of Chicago campus.
An extra-alarm fire broke out early Monday in a four-story apartment building in the Chatham neighborhood.
Chicago police officers were involved in a shootout with at least one suspect who shot and killed two people in the Chatham neighborhood Friday afternoon.