17 shot, 2 fatally, in 2 separate mass shootings in Chicago

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CHICAGO Two mass shootings within two hours of each other left at least 17 injured, two fatally, police said.

Authorities have confirmed both shootings were gang-related.

A shooting in the city’s Chicago Lawn neighborhood Sunday night left 11 people injured, with one of the victims dying from their injuries, according to police.

Police said the victims were all gathered outside in the 6300 block of South Artesian Avenue at approximately 10:53 p.m. when three unknown men emerged from an alley and fired shots into the crowd.

A woman was struck in the chest and was pronounced dead at University of Chicago Hospital. Police say she was an innocent bystander.

The following people were also injured in the shooting:

  • A 35-year-old man was struck in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
  • A 57-year-old woman was struck in the shoulder and transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition
  • A 23-year-old woman was struck in the hip and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.
  • A 27-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound and his condition is unknown at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • A 38-year-old woman was struck in the arm and leg and taken to University of Chicago Hospital in fair condition.
  • A 21-year-old woman sustained a graze wound to the head and self-transported to Holy Cross Hospital in fair condition.
  • A 42-year-old man was struck in the leg and self-transported to Holy Cross Hospital in fair condition.
  • A 29-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and self-transported to Holy Cross Hospital in serious condition.
  • A 21-year-old man was struck in the leg and taken to Christ Hospital in fair condition.
  • A 34-year-old man was struck several times in the torso and leg and taken to Christ Hospital in serious condition.

The offenders are not in custody with the shooting under investigation.

In another shooting just two hours earlier, six people were shot in the South Shore neighborhood. Chicago police released surveillance video of the shooting.

Police said around 8:45 p.m., five men and one woman were standing outside in the 2000 block of E. 71st Street when a black SUV drove by and someone inside opened fire.

23-year-old Kristina Grimes was shot six times and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she later died. Police said two men, both 21, suffered gunshot wounds to the body. A 15-year-old and a 19-year-old were both struck in the leg, police added. A fifth male victim was shot in the buttocks.

No one is in custody. Police say that are talking to witnesses and known gang members as part of this investigation.

Since 6 p.m. on Friday until midnight Monday morning, at least 73 people were shot in the city of Chicago, with five having died from their injuries.

Latest data from the Chicago police department show that through June 21,  murders for the year are up  4% from one year ago.  Shootings are up 15%.

Recently, Lightfoot has been claiming the crime numbers are improving. She makes that claim by looking at crime stats for the last 28 days. By that measure, murders are down 33% and shootings are down 21-percent.

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