1 dead, 3 wounded in 90 minutes Friday night

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Chicago police were flagged down by a man on the street as they responded to the sound of gunfire Friday night and found a woman lying on the ground, bleeding from gunshot wounds to her upper body.

She and three others were wounded between about 5:55 p.m. and 7:20 p.m. on the South and West sides, according to Chicago police, among a total of six people shot Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

The woman, whose age wasn’t available, was shot in the 1100 block of North Pulaski Road, just a bit south of Division Street in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood about 7:05 p.m. Officers in the area heard the gunfire and headed toward it – that’s when they were flagged down.

The woman was talking when taken away in an ambulance but suffered a wound to her back and a second below her armpit and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital. She may have been stepped on as people fled the scene, police said.

Four others survived shootings Friday night and Saturday morning.

Before 3 a.m. a 27-year-old man was shot in the arm at a party in the 1100 block of South St. Louis Avenue in the Homan Square neighborhood.

About 7:20 p.m., two men were shot in the 7800 block of South Merrill Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. One was shot in the knee and the other in the ankle. The pair, 19 and 20, were at a party when someone crept up a gangway and opened fire, police said.

The older was shot in the knee and the younger in the ankle, police said.  Both were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

About 5:55 p.m., a man sitting in his car near his home was shot in the leg by one of three guys who approached him on foot, police said. The 29-year-old was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized.

Earlier Friday, a 17-year-old was shot in the hand in the 7800 block of South Morgan Street in the Gresham neighborhood. He was wounded about noon.

Check back for more information.

By Peter Nickeas and Liam Ford Tribune reporters

Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

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  • wisconsinite

    how is that gun control working for you guys down in Illinois ? the death toll would be much higher if the thugs in your fair city could aim better

  • Alan

    Why is it so entertaining for blacks folks to shoot up and kill each other? Then they put up some fake sorrow and sadness, not all I guess but, I'm sure the families of the deceased feel some loss and pain. Is it that black folks enjoy seeing other black folks suffer? At the rate they're killing each other off they will deplete their race by a third in 75 years. Amazing they hate each other so. White folks are not their problem they are their problem…what a shame.

  • mike

    All you idiots and people of another color to properly speak need o really shut the f''''k up ,as many of your people kill poor kids at any given time really and you are harping on black people,another thing you really need to leave the first lady alone she and the president have nothing to do with any other actionsof other doings,if more people would stop pointing fingers and look at your own surroundings that have the same,maybe not as much but still crime is everywhere,so why don't you nerds just really chill out and help the problem with a positive comment other than some negative racial bullshit.

  • mike

    Don't hate cause now we have a real president and a first lady with style,beauty,class and much knowledge that you haters wish they did'nt have,sorry they are there and will be there for the duration of their term,and yes their meaning they are both helping the world as one,so suck on this and stay mad i myself as a black xould really care less

    • 14th Gen American

      "Much knowledge that you haters wish they did'nt have…." (Verbatim from previous comment, ha ha go figure!!). See THIS is another problem with America. Maybe if most African Americans were teaching their children not to be damaging to a decent culture, crimes like this wouldn't happen. Instead……..we see shooting crimes everyday. Accountability is a word most southsiders obviously never get taught. Millions and millions see it e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y. on the morning news. Cannot blame whitey on this one.

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