Shootings on South, West sides leave 3 dead, 9 wounded

A 17-year-old boy and 22-year-old man were killed within hours of each other in separate West Side attacks Friday night, according to authorities, and a 29-year-old man was killed on the South Side.

The youngest of the three killed was with an 18-year-old friend who was also shot about 11:30 p.m. The 18-year-old is in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. The younger boy died at the scene.

The 22-year-old was shot three times in the head and twice in the body in the 1100 block of North Lawndale Avenue about 12:10 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office identified him as Kevin Kirkman, and said he was shot at his home.

The 29-year-old killed was shot in the 1400 block of East 52nd Street about 1:50 a.m., police said. He was shot at his home, and died there. The Cook County medical examiner’s office would not release his name early Saturday morning.

A 17-year-old girl was also shot Friday night, about 8:45 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Rhodes Avenue. She was treated for a gunshot wound to her thigh at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and released Saturday morning. She was not the intended target, police said, but had been walking with young men who may have been.

Three other people were shot in the 400 block of North Sacramento Avenue about 1:50 a.m., police said. Two 21-year-old men and a juvenile whose age wasn’t available were wounded. Their conditions weren’t available.

An 18-year-old was shot in the 7200 block of South Prairie Avenue about 11:15 p.m. Police said the bullet grazed his leg and he declined medical treatment at the scene.

Two others were shot on the West Side on Friday: a 21-year-old man shot in the toe near Homan Avenue and Ohio Street about 1:40 p.m. and a 27-year-old man in the 1100 block of North Spaulding Avenue about 7:40 p.m. Each of the two men shot drove themselves to Norwegian American Hospital and their wounds were not serious. Police said the 21-year-old had been shot in the same foot about a year ago, and the 27-year-old was shot in the arm but not cooperating with investigators.

Another person was found with a gunshot wound in the 2300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue about 2:55 a.m., police said. The 24-year-old was driving when someone shot at his car, hitting him in the face. He flipped his car and damaged several others as he tried to flee the scene, police said. He’s in stable condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Check back for more information.

By Peter Nickeas

Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

3 comments

  • Esco

    Meanwhile the real estate values drop due to Chicago's homegrown terrorist/gangster problem. Soon you won't be able to pay someone to buy a house there.

  • JFK

    this is Chicago problem white black Asian everyone Two things. help come up with solutions or shut the hell up commenting on a d amn website and go do something with yourself

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