Shootings across city kill 3, injure 17
In one of the fatal shootings, three men were shot in a parking lot across the street from the headquarters of the UIC Police Department, police said.
The shooting happened about 10:40 p.m. in the 1000 block of West Maxwell Street, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
All three men were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The conditions of two of them, ages 19 and 21, were stabilized at the hospital, Greer said.
The third man, 19-year-old Tytrell Jackson, was pronounced dead at 11:13 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
As the warmest night of the year turned into morning, the deadly violence continued.
About 12:10 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 6800 block of South Cornell Avenue, in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.
The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:53 a.m.
The medical examiner’s office identified him as Darrin Rodgers, of the 6800 block of South Cornell.
About 1:20 a.m., gunfire claimed another life, this time in the Lawndale neighborhood.
Police responding to the scene found a 23-year-old man lying in an alley near the 1900 block of South Drake Avenue, bleeding from multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said.
Pierre Howelett, of the 14300 block of South Halsted Street in Harvey, died on the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Earlier, about 7 p.m., three men were shot near the intersection of East 71st Street and South Jeffrey Boulevard, police said. An 18-year-old man, a 22-year-old man and a 23-year-old man were shot, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.
The younger two victims were taken to Northwestern and Stroger, and the 23-year-old refused medical attention for a graze wound.
About 6:15 p.m., three people were shot in the 10800 block of South Princeton Avenue at 6:13 p.m., according to fire officials. They were taken to Stroger Hospital and MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, officials said. The condition of a 16-year-old boy had stabilized, and two men, ages 40 and 44, were listed in serious-to-critical condition.
In other shootings since Tuesday afternoon:
- About 9:15 p.m. a police officer shot a 25-year-old man during a foot chase near the intersection of East 89th Street and South Brandon Ave. The man was shot multiple times but was expected to survive, according to Pat Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police. Accounts from residents and police differ.
- A 16-year-old boy was shot in a drive-by shooting about 11:50 p.m. in the 100 block of West 68th Street, Greer said. The boy was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized.
- About 11:45 p.m., someone with a shotgun opened fire on two 20-year-old men walking in an alley near the 800 block of West 51st Street, police said. One man was struck multiple times, and the other sustained a gunshot wound to the upper back. Both were taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where they were listed in good condition.
- A 24-year-old woman sustained a graze wound to the shoulder about 10:30 p.m., in the 500 block of West Iowa Street, Greer said. The woman was take to Northwestern, where her condition was stabilized.
- About 8:30 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in Washington Park, in the 5700 block of South Russell Drive, Greer said. The man was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized.
- A 16-year-old girl was shot on the 700 block of East Oakwood Boulevard at 7:21 p.m., according to police. She was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center with a wound to her arm, officials said.
- On the North Side, in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, a 22-year-old man was shot near Windsor Avenue and Sheridan Road at 5:16 p.m., said police. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a wound to his leg.
- About 4:30 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the 1000 block of West Garfield Boulevard and was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, according to police and fire officials.