1 killed, 8 hurt in shootings across city

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One man was killed and eight people were hurt in attacks across the city this evening, authorities said.

The man killed, age 36, was shot in the head in the 400 block of South Central Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood about 7:50 p.m., said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition and later declared dead.

The man was in an argument with another man when the other man took out a gun and started shooting at him as the man tried to run across the street to escape the gunfire, Alfaro said. The victim was struck in the abdomen and head, Alfaro said.

The address where the shooting took place is in front of Assumption Greek Orthodox Church, and next to Loretto Hospital.

Most recently, a 23-year-old man was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The attack happened inside a party about 2 a.m. in the 3200 block of West Maypole Avenue. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

Earlier, a 35-year-old man was shot in the stomach in the 1800 block of West 58th Street in Englewood. The shooting happened about 9:15 p.m. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.

In the first attack about 5:35 p.m., a 16-year-old girl and a 22-year-old man were shot as they sat on a front porch in the 3900 block of West Arthington Street in the Lawndale neighborhood, Alfaro said. The girl was shot in the right knee and the man in the right leg, and both were stabilized at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, he said.

Another teen, a 15-year-old boy, was shot about 6:20 p.m. in the 7400 block of North Hoyne Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood. He heard shots and felt pain while standing in an alley and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition had stabilized. The boy sustained lower back and leg wounds in the shooting.

In an attack about 7:30 p.m. in the Englewood neighborhood, three people were shot near 69th Street and Harvard Avenue, Alfaro said. Three people were shot, there, according to the Chicago Fire Department’s news office.

A 25-year-old man was grazed in the face and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, a 39-year-old man was grazed in the left leg and taken to Stroger hospital, and a 19-year-old was hit in the left leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

Check back for updates.

By Liam Ford

Copyright © 2013 Chicago Tribune Company, LLC

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