1 dead, 4 wounded in Saturday shootings

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Saturday shootings left one man dead and four wounded on the South and West sides.

The fatal shooting took place at about 3:45 p.m. in the 700 block of West 69th Street in the city’s Englewood neighborhood when two gunmen opened fire at two men who were standing across the street from the assailants, police said.

A man, 31, was shot in the back and died later at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. A second male, 21, was shot once in the right arm.

Kenneth Anthony, 31, of the 400 block of West 66th Place, was pronounced dead at 4:44 p.m. at Stroger, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Chicago Fire Department officials said they took the 21-year-old to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Both victims were initially listed in serious-to-critical condition.

Police found 15 to 20 shell casings at the scene.

Sources said the incident was gang-related.

In another shooting on Saturday evening, a boy, 17, was shot in the jaw in the 9300 block of South Ada Street at 7:27 p.m., Police News Affairs Officer Stacey Cooper said. He was listed in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

An additional attack Saturday evening wounded two men on the West Side.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the back and a 20-year-old man was wounded in the shooting, which happened in the 500 block of North Laramie Avenue, Cooper said. Their conditions were not available.

Chicago Tribune reporting

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  • Tragic, no surprise

    When you substitute police officers with cameras these are the ever growing tragic results. I hope the next Mayor next year hires More Police and finally gets around to the new police contract that they have been waiting on for years. Along with increasing the annual pay of the police and removing the residency requirements the city can then get a higher motivated and higher quality law enforcement personnel.