3 dead, 13 wounded in city shootings
CHICAGO — Three men were killed and at least 13 other people have been wounded in separate shootings since Saturday morning in Chicago, including two men who walked into a South Side police station after having been shot in a car nearby.
About 8:15 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the head in the 3200 block of West Irving Park Road in the Albany Park neighborhood. He died at the scene, police said. No further information was immediately released by police.
Earlier, about 11:50 a.m., a 34-year-old man died after being shot in the right side of the torso in the LeClaire Courts neighborhood. That shooting happened in the 4500 block of South Cicero Avenue on the Southwest Side, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago police spokesman.
Officers responded to a call of shots fired and found the man, identified as Quintae Little, with a gunshot wound, and a firearm in his possession, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Little was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was placed in police custody, Estrada said. Police said the man was 27.
But less than an hour later, Little was pronounced dead at 12:46 p.m. Little was shot two blocks away from where he lived in the 4500 block of South Lavergne Avenue, according to the medical examiner’s office.
No other details about the shooting were immediately available.
In the first fatal shooting, a 32-year-old man from Gary died of his injuries after he was shot in the chest in the city’s Roseland neighborhood.
The shooting happened about 10:25 a.m. in the 11200 block of South Normal Avenue, Estrada said.
The man was later identified as Corey Ferguson, of the 1500 block of Ralston Street in Gary, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at 11:16 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
Initially, reports indicated the victim was 42, but that information was not correct.
One person was taken into police custody after the shooting, and charges were pending, Estrada said.
Most recently, an 18-year-old man was wounded during a drive-by shooting about 5:10 a.m. Sunday in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago police spokeswoman.
The man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 3400 block of West Fulton Boulevard when someone fired shots from a passing white SUV, Sedevic said.
The man was struck in the right leg and drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.
About 2:45 a.m., a 39-year-old woman was wounded in a shooting in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago police spokesman.
The woman was on a party bus in the 7600 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots, striking her in the left thigh, Alfaro said.
The shooting appeared to stem from an earlier altercation on the street between several men from the party bus and someone from the vehicle, Alfaro said.
The woman was driven to Jackson Park Hospital, where her condition stabilized, Alfaro said.
About 10:10 p.m., a 23-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the West Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, Alfaro said.
The man was sitting in the front passenger seat of a white sedan that was traveling eastbound on 83rd Street near Lafayette Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck, Alfaro said.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, Alfaro said.
About 8:55 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was seriously hurt in a shooting following a traffic accident in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, Alfaro said.
The woman was involved in a traffic accident with an attacker in the 5200 block of West Congress Parkway. During an argument, the attacker pulled out a gun and fired shots, striking the woman in the mouth and right arm, Alfaro said.
The woman managed to get herself to Loretto Hospital, where she was listed in serious condition, Alfaro said.
Three people were shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 7:25 p.m., police said.
The three were attacked in the 1400 block of North Central Avenue by gunmen who got out of a gray Toyota and opened fire, police said.
A 53-year old woman was shot in each leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. A 22-year-old man was shot in the right foot and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, and a 24-year old man was shot in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition.
Earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot about 4:20 p.m. in the 3900 block of South Sacramento Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a Chicago police spokesman.
The man, who was walking in the area, was wounded in both legs when he was shot by someone in a passing vehicle, Quaid said. The man was in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Two men walked into the Wentworth District police station after being shot about 3:45 p.m. in the 5200 block of South Princeton Avenue in the city’s Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side, Quaid said.
A 46-year-old man was in good condition at Stroger Hospital after being shot in the left leg, and a 27-year-old man was in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after being shot in the arm.
The two told police they were in a vehicle when someone in another vehicle fired shots at them, Quaid said. Descriptions of the attackers and their vehicle were not released.
The next shooting happened about 3:35 pm. in the 2100 block of South Millard Avenue in the city’s Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, Quaid said.
According to preliminary reports, an 18-year-old man suffered a wound to his right thigh, and was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, Quaid said.
About 3:20 p.m., and 18-year-old man was shot in the 5300 block of South Union Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, Quaid said.
The man suffered a wound to the right thigh and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
About 20 minutes earlier, a 66-year-old woman was shot in the city’s Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.
That shooting happened in the 1000 block of West Wilson Avenue. The woman was walking when she heard gunfire and soon after felt pain, Quaid said.
She was taken to Weiss Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to her right leg.
— Deanese Williams-Harris and Alexandra Chachkevitch, Chicago Tribune.