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Chicago Chronicles - Once upon a time the new year :1 dead, 14 wounded in city shootings

The first reported homicide victim of 2016 had only been at a New Year’s Eve party in Bronzeville for an hour when a fight inside spilled out onto St. Lawrence Avenue, a partygoer said early Friday morning. 

The scene of a fatal shooting in the 4600 block of South Saint Lawrence Avenue on Jan. 1, 2016.
 (Megan Crepeau)
Two people were shot in the 4600 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue at about 2 a.m., police said. One of them, a 24-year-old man, reportedly had been arguing with someone who pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest. He was declared dead on the scene.

Emergency workers guided a sobbing woman away from the scene.

“Let me wake up! Let me wake up!” she cried. “No! No! No! No! No!"

An hour later, mourners began to arrive in waves. A woman in a pink coat punched a parked car so hard she left a dent. Another woman who had been sitting in the middle of the street cried out, “This is bogus! This is bogus as hell! Who would do him like this?”

Police did not immediately have information on the other person shot in the incident.

From Thursday afternoon to 8 a.m. Friday, shootings in Chicago left one person dead and at least 14 people injured.

At about 6:20 a.m. Friday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, said Chicago Police spokeswoman Janel Sedevic, citing preliminary information.

He was in the 5400 block of South Halsted Street when he was shot in the shoulder. He was taken to Stroger Hospital. No further information was immediately available about his condition or the circumstances of the shooting.

At 2:44 a.m., three men were shot in the Chatham neighborhood, Gaines said.

They were at a gas station in the 7500 block of South State Street when shots were fired from a nearby vehicle.

A 26-year-old was shot in the leg, a 20-year-old was shot in the back and a 22-year-old man was shot in the arm. They took themselves to St. Bernard Hospital and their conditions were stabilized.

At about 2:30 a.m., two 24-year-old men were shot in the Beverly neighborhood, Gaines said.

They were in the 9800 block of South Beverly Avenue when one was shot in the hand and the other was shot in the leg, authorities said. They went to Advocate Christ Medical Center, but specific information on their condition was not immediately available, authorities said.

At 12:50 a.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the Burnside neighborhood, said Chicago Police spokeswoman Amina Greer.

He was at a party in the 9200 block of South Drexel Avenue when he got into an argument with someone who pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest and back, Greer said.

He went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, she said.

The first reported shooting of 2016 happened five minutes after midnight in the South Chicago neighborhood, where a 34-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet shot through the window at a residence in the 8000 block of South Paxton Avenue, Greer said. She went to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition.

At about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, an 18-year-old man was shot in Englewood, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Ron Gaines.

He was in the 7000 block of South Laflin Street when he was shot in the hand. He got himself to Holy Cross Hospital and was listed in good condition. He may have shot himself, Gaines said.

At 8:15 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the Washington Park neighborhood, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman.

He was pulling into a driveway in the 6200 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Drive when he was shot in the leg, Gaines said. His condition was stabilized. No information was immediately available about where he was being treated.

At 4:45 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in Englewood, Sweeney said. He was in the 7200 block of South Aberdeen Street when he was shot in the leg, according to preliminary information. No further information was immediately available.

About 3:10 p.m., two people were shot in the South Austin neighborhood, Sweeney said.

A 24-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman were in the 1000 block of North Lorel Avenue arguing with someone when the person with whom they were arguing pulled out a gun and began firing.

They took themselves to West Suburban Medical Center. The man was shot in the leg, and his condition was stabilized. The woman was shot in the stomach and was listed in serious condition; she was transferred to Stroger Hospital.
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