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1 dead, 7 wounded in West Side shooting

Crime SceneSeven people were shot and one victim died in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood near the intersection of South Francisco Avenue and Flournoy Street according to the Chicago Fire Department.

Neighbors said a group of friends were holding an early evening barbeque when someone drove up and began shooting at the crowd.

A 48-year-old man was killed in the shooting, but his name has not yet been released. Four are in critical condition at Stroger hospital while other victims are being treated at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Neighbors said the area is hotly contested by two rival gangs, but Eric Balark, a friend of one of the shooting victims, said the victims were mistakenly targeted.

“The victims are not gang bangers, wrong place wrong time,” Balark said. “Unfortunate, but we’ll still try to find out what happened.”

This Fourth of July weekend has become on of the deadliest and most violent weeks of the year with 67 people shot and 11 killed since July 3.

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5 Comments to “1 dead, 7 wounded in West Side shooting”

    Chicagosmartiepants said:
    July 6, 2013 at 10:24 PM

    Always wrong place, wrong time. Just like the poor 5 year old who was shot this week…except for the fact that he happened to be standing next to the intended target. Parents have a responsibility to their children to make sure they're not in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    retiredinaz1 said:
    July 7, 2013 at 10:40 AM

    Why did I move out of Chicago….out of Illinois 5 years ago? Oh yeah, just read the papers DAILY!

    mbarney said:
    July 7, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    WHATS WRONG WITH THESE FOOLS IN THIS CITY. THEY ARE ALWAYS SHOOTING UP EACH OTHER IN THIS CITY, NO OTHER CITY HAS THIS KIND OF PROBLEM, LIKE IN THE SUBBURBS. I HOPE THAT THE BLACK PEOPLE WOULD PUT DOWN THEIR GUNS, AND STOP KILLING OR SHOOTING EACH OTHER IN THIS GREAT CITY OF CHICAGO.

    friday said:
    July 7, 2013 at 2:33 PM

    Murders may be down and so are the I.Q.'s of the fools who want to live a thug life.

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