11 shot, 3 fatally on South, West Sides
A teenaged boy and two men were shot and killed in three separate shootings Friday night and Saturday morning, according to authorities.
At least eight others were also shot overnight on the South and West Sides.
The first shooting happened at 7:24 p.m. on the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue, said Chicago police news affairs officer Daniel O’Brien.
The victim was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene, O’Brien said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said the victim was in his late teens.
No one was in custody as Area South detectives investigate the fatal shooting, O’Brien said.
At about 8:05 p.m., another shooting happened in the South Austin neighborhood. The shooting happened on the 200 block of North Mayfield Avenue, said O’Brien.
A 40-year-old man was shot in the head and was taken in critical condition to Loyola University Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later, O’Brien said. Someone ran up to the man and shot him before fleeing on foot, police said.
The third homicide of the night happened about 3:50 a.m. in the 4800 block of West Iowa Street, police said. A man was found dead there with a gunshot wound.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg and is in stable condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. Someone shot him in the 5400 block of West Wrightwood Avenue about 9 p.m., Greer said. The boy was walking with a few other people in the Cragin neighborhood when someone approached on foot and shot him.
In addition to those shootings, two 18-year-old men were shot in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.
The shootings happened on the 5800 block of South Laflin Street at 10:20 p.m., according to Police news affairs officer Hector Alfaro. One of the men sustained a gunshot wound to his left calf and the other was shot in the hip, Alfaro said. Both were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where their conditions had stabilized.
At about 10:50 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot on the 12000 block of South Perry in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The man was standing outside when a light-colored SUV drove up and shot the man in the back and abdomen, police said. The man was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.
Then in the Lawndale neighborhood three people were shot on the 1200 block of South Kolin Avenue, police said. The shooting happened at 11:25 p.m., police said. No other details were immediately available.
Police found three guns near a garbage can in an alley near the crime scene: two described by police as Tec-9 or similar-styled handguns and one AK-47-styled gun with wood components.
Residents nearby described the gunfire as rapid and loud.
A 38-year-old man, 38-year-old woman and 27-year-old woman were shot outside. A van, still running, sat in the alley west of Kolin Avenue and south of Roosevelt Road.
About 3:35 a.m., a 20-year-old man showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to his left shoulder. Greer said he was a passenger in a car near Division Street and Pulaski Road when another car pulled up and its occupants threw gang signs and shouted gang slogans before someone fired at the 20-year-old. He’s in stable condition at the hospital.
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By Peter Nickeas and Carlos Sadovi
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