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#Chicago_Chronicles : Man dead, 8 wounded in separate city shootings

A man was fatally shot and at least eight people have been wounded in separate shootings since late Saturday morning on the West and South sides, Chicago police said. 

Police officers investigate the scene of a shooting in the 1100 block of North Springfield Avenue where a 34-year-old man was shot to death late Saturday evening. (Alexandra Chachkevitch/Chicago Tribune)


A 34-year-old man was shot to death around 10:45 p.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, said Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago police spokesman.

The man was on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of North Springfield Avenue when two unknown male attackers approached him. One of the attackers fired shots at the man, and both then ran away, Zala said.

The man was shot in the chest and groin and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Zala said.

Most recently, an 18-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting around 12:40 a.m. Sunday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, Zala said.

The man was on the street in the 2200 block of South Kolin Avenue when someone in a passing van fired shots, Zala said.

The man was hit in the right arm and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, Zala said.

Around 11:45 p.m. Saturday, a 39-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the Pill Hill neighborhood on the Far South Side, Zala said.

The man was walking to his residence in the 9300 block of South Chappel Avenue when he head gunshots and realized he was struck, Zala said.

The man was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition, Zala said.

Witnesses saw a white sedan fleeing the scene of the shooting, police said. 



At 8:05 p.m., a 22-year old man was shot in the armpit in the 8600 block of South Pulaski Road. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

Police did not immediately release more information.

About 6:20 p.m., a 20-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, Zala said.

The man was diving his vehicle in the 4100 block of West West End Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck, Zala said.
The man was his in the left leg. He managed to drive himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, Zala said.

The first shooting happened about 11:15 a.m. in the 2800 block of West Hirsch Street in the West Town neighborhood, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.

A 20-year-old man suffered a wound to the right thigh and was being uncooperative with police, Estrada said. No further information was available.

About 45 minutes later, a 17-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the 7200 block of South Paulina Street in the city's West Englewood neighborhood, police said.

The boy, who suffered a wound to the lower leg, was taken in police custody to Christ Medical Center. Police said the boy was in good condition.

About 1 p.m. a 21-year-old man was wounded on the West Side in the city's Lawndale neighborhood, police said.

According to preliminary information, the man was standing on a corner in the 1500 block of South Kolin Avenue when he was approached by a person who fired shots in his direction. The man was taken with a gunshot wound to the leg to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in fair condition.

About 2:35 p.m. a 35-year-old man was shot on the South Side in the city's Park Manor neighborhood.

The man was standing on a corner in the 100 block of East 69th Street when someone approached on foot and shot him in the abdomen, police said.

He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.



No one was in custody as a result of the shootings as of early Sunday morning.
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