Shootings leave 1 dead, 8 hurt across Chicago

By Adam Sege Tribune reporter8:34 a.m. CDT, August 19, 2013

A 28-year-old man was killed and seven people were injured — including a 7-year-old boy — in shootings on the city’s South, West and Southwest sides late Sunday and early this morning, authorities said.

About 9:50 p.m., two men in a vehicle were shot when a vehicle pulled alongside theirs and at least one shooter opened fire, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

The shooting happened in the 1300 block of West 90th Street, in the Brainerd neighborhood.

One of the men was struck in the head and died on the scene, police said. He was identified as Jerrell Brooks, of the 9200 block of South Aberdeen Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other man, also 28, was struck in the arm, according to police. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition.

About midnight, four people were injured in a shooting following a dispute at a bar in the 5100 block of South Archer Avenue in the Archer Heights neighborhood on the Southwest Side, Gaines said.

Three men and a woman were shot as they left the bar, according to police.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the leg, a 29-year-old man was shot in the neck, and a 26-year-old woman was shot in the hand, according to police. A 46-year-old man was also shot.

The conditions of all four were stabilized at local hospitals, according to police.

In other shootings:

• A 44-year-old man was shot about 1:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of East 122nd Street on the Far South Side, police said. The man was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

• About 12 a.m., a 23-year-old woman was shot in the back in the 1100 block of North Mason Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The woman was struck in the back and taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where she was listed in good condition, police said.

• About 9 p.m. Sunday, a 7-year-old boy was shot while shot while walking his bicycle in the 4200 block of West 5th Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, police and relatives said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition and released early this morning.

 

Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 686 other followers