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#Chicago_Chronicles: Another week end into the 'deep red '

A man was killed and six others were wounded Sunday in separate attacks in the city's Englewood, Avalon Park, Lawndale and West Garfield Park neighborhoods.


Neighbors gathered Sunday morning around the perimeter of a crime scene in the 1100 block of West 72nd Street in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

Police said a 32-year-old man was discovered slumped over the driver's seat of a gray BMW about 8:35 a.m. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and chest, and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to department spokeswoman Officer Bari Lemmon.

"It sounds like an officer just happens upon him," Lemmon said. 
It's unclear when the shooting occurred.

"How long has he been dead?" one neighbor asked a police officer.

About a dozen officers scoured the car, taking photos of its interior and scrawling notes on a legal pad. A few other investigators entered a corner store, A&A Groceries Inc., where a couple of surveillance cameras were positioned on the side of the building where the car was parked.

Surveillance footage showed a Chevrolet car and a van approach the vehicle and open fire around 5 a.m., according to a clerk at the store.

"They open the door, shoot and left," he said.

Most recently, about 11:14 p.m., a 28-year-old man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital after he was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago police spokesman.

The man was in a gangway in the 1800 block of South Springfield Avenue when a male attacker walked up and fired shots, Alfaro said.

The man was hit in the right thigh and in the left calf. He managed to get to the hospital, where his condition stabilized, Alfaro said.

Shortly before 3 p.m., a 17-year-old boy and a 21-year-old man were shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a Chicago police spokesman. 

According to preliminary reports, the shooting happened in the 4200 block of West Wilcox Street. The victims reported they were standing on the sidewalk when a two-door vehicle pulled up and someone got out. The person then approached on foot and fired several shots, Quaid said.

The youngest victim was hit several times in the torso and arm. He was taken by friends to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. The second victim suffered a wound to the arm and drove himself to Loretto Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, Quaid said.

Police believe the West Garfield Park shooting was gang-related.

About 11:30 a.m., three more people were shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood. That shooting happened in the 8200 block of South Woodlawn Avenue, Lemmon said.

According to preliminary reports, a gunman approached on foot and shot the men before fleeing the scene.
A 28-year old man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the left leg. A 67-year-old man, who was shot in the knee, was taken to the same hospital. The third victim, 29, was shot in the foot. He was taken to South Shore Hospital, Lemmon said. 
Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn
Three people were killed and at least 17 were wounded in Chicago shootings between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting was about 1 a.m. Sunday, when two men were killed in Brainerd on the South Side.

Police found them on the front steps of a house in the 9000 block of South Marshfield Avenue. One had a gunshot wound to the neck and the other had been shot in the head. Both were pronounced dead on the scene, their bodies covered with sheets.

The two men had been friends for years, said Dontell Petty, the cousin of one of the victims. Petty and his cousin Antwon Brooks, 43, were in town from Wisconsin to attend the funeral of a friend who had been fatally shot.

Hours after the funeral, Petty got a phone call saying Brooks had been killed.

"He was a good daddy," Petty said of Brooks. "He liked to have a good time. (He was) outgoing, speaks his mind."

Authorities have not yet identified the other victim.

At 10:20 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was killed and a 19-year-old man was wounded in Back of the Yards. They were in the 5200 block of South Sangamon Street when someone in a nearby silver Audi fired shots. The 17-year-old was shot in the back and went to Stroger Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. The 19-year-old was shot in the arm and also taken to Stroger Hospital. His condition was stabilized.

The 17-year-old was later identified as Christopher Fields, of the 6200 block of South Sangamon Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Fields was pronounced dead at 11:17 p.m. Saturday, according to the office.

In nonfatal shootings:

About 5:23 a.m. Sunday, a 40-year-old man was critically hurt after he got shot during an attempted robbery in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The man was outside in the 6100 block of South Halsted Street when two male attackers approached him and announced a robbery. As the attackers tried to rob the man, they shot him, police said.

The man suffered gunshot wounds to the abdomen, upper torso and the head, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

At 4:10 a.m., two people were shot in the Near West Side neighborhood. They got themselves to Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot in the 2700 block of West Wilcox Street. A 30-year-old woman was shot in the chest and a 30-year-old man was shot in the buttocks. Their conditions were stabilized.

At 3 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in South Austin. He was in a backyard in the 100 block of North Laporte Avenue when someone opened fire, shooting him multiple times in the arms and legs. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

At 1:55 a.m., two people were shot in the 6300 block of South Artesian Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood, police said. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks and a 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg. Both went to Advocate Christ Medical Center, and their conditions were stabilized.

At 1:45 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in Little Village. He was in the 2300 block of South Sacramento Avenue when someone emerged from a gangway firing shots and yelling gang slogans. He was shot in the upper body. Hospital information was not immediately available.

At 11:45 p.m. Saturday, two men were shot in the 3600 block of South Indiana Avenue in Bronzeville. A 22-year-old man was shot multiple times and a 23-year-old man was shot in the left arm. They got themselves to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, and the younger man was transferred to Stroger Hospital. Information about their conditions was not immediately available.

At 11:20 p.m., three people were shot in the 100 block of West 121st Street in West Pullman. A 15-year-old boy was grazed in the head and went to Comer Children's Hospital. A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg and went to Advocate Christ Medical Center; his condition was stabilized. A 21-year-old man was shot in the foot; no information was immediately available about where he was being treated. The three may have been mutual combatants, police said.

At 10 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in a lakefront park in Lakeview, police said. He was in the 3600 block of North Recreation Drive when someone shot him in the leg. He went to Weiss Memorial Hospital and his condition was stabilized.

At 8:10 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the Longwood Manor neighborhood. He was on the sidewalk in the 9800 block of South Carpenter Street when a white older-model car drove by and someone inside fired shots. He was hit in the leg and went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition.

Just before 6 p.m., a 15-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man were shot in the 4700 block of South Prairie Avenue in Bronzeville. The boy was shot in the left ankle and managed to run to a business in the 200 block of East 47th Street. From there, he was taken in good condition to Comer Children's Hospital.

The 24-year-old man was shot in the buttocks but refused treatment, he said.
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