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Chicago Chronicles :2 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings

2 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings.



Two people have been killed, including a 14-year-old boy in West Englewood, and at least eight others have been wounded in shootings since Saturday afternoon, police said.

At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, the 14-year-old boy and three others were walking in the 2200 block of West 59th Street, near a viaduct lined with colorful murals.


J-Quantae Riles, 14, was walking with three others when he was shot and killed in the 2200 block of West 59th Street in the West Englewhood neighborhood Nov. 7, 2015. J-Quantae was shot in the back and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Gunfire rang out, and the boy collapsed. The others scattered, then came back to find his body on the ground, authorities said. He had been shot in the back and was pronounced dead on the scene.

At 10:45 p.m. Saturday, a 43-year-old man was fatally shot in Englewood, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Hector Alfaro.

The man was in the driver's seat of a black Lexus in the 700 block of West 59th Street when he was shot in the head. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner's office identified him as Michael A. Johnson, of the 2900 block of West 79th Street.

In other shootings:
The most recent non-fatal shooting was at 6:55 a.m. Sunday, when a 48-year-old man was shot in Lawndale. He was walking in the 1100 block of South Francisco Avenue when someone in a passing black SUV fired shots, striking him in the back, police said. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

• At about 4:15 a.m. Sunday, a woman was injured in a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway, said Illinois State Police Sgt. Rodney Collins.

She was in a vehicle with two others on the inbound lanes of the expressway near Canalport Avenue in the East Pilsen neighborhood when someone fired shots, Collins said.

A bullet grazed the woman's head, and the car stalled. The other two people in the vehicle were not hurt.

The woman, whose age was not immediately available, went to Rush University Medical Center with what Collins described as "minor injuries."

As of 5:50 a.m., the two right lanes of the inbound Dan Ryan were closed so police could investigate the scene.

• At 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a 25-year-old man was shot in Bronzeville. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 4700 block of South Prairie Avenue when he heard gunfire and felt pain. He went to Provident Hospital.

• At 11:20 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old was shot in the 7300 block of South Morgan Street in Englewood, police said. He was on the sidewalk when someone fired shots from a black sedan. He was hit in the knee and went to Advocate Christ Medical Center. His condition was stabilized.

• At 10:40 p.m. Saturday, a 29-year-old woman was shot in the 1200 block of W. 19th Place in Pilsen, Alfaro said. She was in a parked vehicle with her boyfriend when someone approached and fired shots. She was hit in the right arm and her boyfriend drove her to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where she was listed in good condition.

• At about 6 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man was grazed in the arm in Chatham, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman. He was shot in the 8600 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue and got himself to Advocate Trinity Hospital. His condition was stabilized.

• Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were shot in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.

They were outside in the 4300 block of South Rockwell Street when someone jumped out of a vehicle and began firing at them, Sweeney said.


The 18-year-old was hit in the leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital. The boy suffered wounds to the arm and leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Both their conditions had stabilized, Sweeney said.
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