Shootings leave 1 dead, 11 wounded across city

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Attacks across Chicago left a man dead and at least 11 others wounded, according to authorities.

Three men were shot, one fatally, bout 4:35 p.m. Saturday in the 8600 block of South Kingston Avenue, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Juan Hernandez.

Carl Austin, 20, had been shot in the back, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other men were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in fair-to-serious condition, Hernandez said. One, age 26, was shot in the right wrist, and another, age 28, was shot in the upper left leg, police said.

The three were standing in the street on Kingston Avenue when a green Chevrolet car pulled up, and at least one person in the car started shooting, hitting the three, then drove off, police said.

No one was in custody, poice said.

Another man was wounded Saturday afternoon in the 6600 block of North Ashland Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood about 8:40 p.m. The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He’s in serious condition, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

A 26-year-old man was shot about 11:50 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Vernon Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital with a wound to his forearm.

In the Morgan Park neighborhood about 12:45 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg by someone who fired at least 10 times. Casings littered the sidewalk in a small cluster next to a vacant home on Throop Street just south of 109th Street.The man was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital with a minor leg wound, police said.

At least four people were wounded in shootings between 3 and 3:35 a.m. this morning.

Two men were shot in the 2700 block of West Harrison Street about 3 a.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood. A 23-year-old was shot in the right arm and a 20-year-old in the right knee and both were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Alfaro said. They were on a sidewalk when someone in a group of others opened fire, hitting the two.

A man in his 20s walked into Stroger hospital with a gunshot wound to his left knee and right leg about 3:10 a.m., police said. He had been shot in the 1200 block of West Washburne Avenue in the University Village / Little Italy neighborhood.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen in the 7800 block of South Langley in the Chatham neighborhood about 3:35 a.m. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

In the 3800 block of West Grenshaw Street in the Lawndale neighborhood, a 39-year-old man was shot in the back and arm about 5:10 a.m. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said.

A 20-year-old man was shot about the same time in the 3400 block of West North Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. He walked into Norwegian American Hospital with a wound to his arm.

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