Chicago shootings: 2 killed, 11 injured, in shootings Wednesday
Two people were killed and eleven people injured in shootings in Chicago on Wednesday, including a 31-year-old man who was fatally shot in Gresham on the South Side.
At around 7:35 p.m., the man was near a sidewalk in the 7700 block of South Damen Avenue when he heard gunshots and felt pain, Chicago police said. He was punched in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he later died.
One person was shot dead at Woodlawn on the south side. Just after 5 p.m., the man, of an unknown age, was inside a vehicle in the 6300 block of South Rhodes Avenue when he heard gunshots and felt pain, a indicated the police. He sustained several gunshot wounds to the body and was pronounced dead at the scene.
In non-fatal shootings, a 28-year-old man was injured in a drive-by in South Shore on the south side. At around 11:50 p.m., he was standing outside with a group of friends in the 2300 block of East 74th Street when he saw a beige sedan circling the block several times, police said. The car then stopped in front of the group and a man started shooting at him. He was punched in both legs and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition stabilized.
Minutes earlier, a 27-year-old man had been shot dead in Calumet Heights, on the south side. He was standing on the sidewalk at around 11:40 p.m. in the 9100 block of South Harper Avenue when someone approached him and shot him in the ankle, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he is in good condition.
A 33-year-old woman was shot dead in Bronzeville on the South Side. At around 8:55 p.m., she was driving her vehicle down an alley in the first block of East 42nd Street, when she felt pain in her upper thigh and realized she had been shot, police said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where her condition stabilized.
About an hour earlier, a person had been seriously injured in a shooting on the Dan Ryan Freeway. The shooting took place at around 7:40 p.m. on the I-94 North Expressway near 33rd Street, according to Illinois State Police. The driver of a vehicle was shot and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, Chicago firefighters said. The passenger in the vehicle was also taken to an area hospital with injuries from an accident during the incident. All local lanes are closed and traffic is diverted at 35th Street. The express lanes are closed to the 47th and traffic diverted to local lanes.
A 31-year-old man was seriously injured in a shooting in Gresham. At around 7:35 p.m., the man was near a sidewalk in the 7700 block of South Damen Avenue when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He was shot in the chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.
Minutes earlier, a 20-year-old man had been injured in a shooting at Parkway Gardens on the South Side. At approximately 7:20 p.m., the man was outside in the 6300 block of South King Drive when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He sustained a scrape on his right hand and was listed in good condition. The man did not go to the hospital and did not provide details of the shooting, police said. He was treated and released on the spot.
Five others were injured in shootings throughout the city.
Three people were killed and thirteen others were injured in shootings across the city on Tuesday.