1 Dead, 13 Wounded in Overnight Chicago Shootings

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    One person was killed and five others wounded in a shooting at a West Side party early Saturday. Susan Carlson reports. (Published Saturday, Apr 5, 2014)

    Six people were shot, one of them fatally, when gunmen opened fire at a West Side party early Saturday, and at least eight other people were shot across the city in less than 12 hours.

    Police said a pair of gunmen fired into a two-flat apartment building in the 4300 block of West Wilcox.

    The first gunman started shooting up at a rear porch on the second floor of the building from a nearby alley, according to authorities.

    As partygoers ran inside, another gunman burst through the front door and opened fire, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

    One of the six people shot suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, police said. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identified the 24-year-old victim as Jordan Harris, of the 3000 block of West Jackson Boulevard.

    At least five other people were wounded in the shooting.

    A 25-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks and was listed in stable condition at Stroger Hospital, authorities said.

    A 23-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and back and was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. A 32-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman were also taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. The man was listed in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the stomach and the woman was in good condition with a wound to her foot, officials said.

    A 43-year-old man was shot in the leg and was treated at Rush University Medical Center in good condition, police said.

    Eight others have been injured in shootings across the city since 8 p.m. Friday.

    A man was driving in the 1900 block of North Mozart Street just after 4 a.m. Saturday when someone fired at his car, police said. The rear window was shattered by the bullet, which struck the drivers back seat and bruised his back.

    Just after midnight Saturday, a 24-year-old was shot in an apparent drive-by shooting in the 500 block of South Clinton Street.

    Police said the man was standing on a corner when shots were fired from a black four-door vehicle. The man was shot in the right leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

    Two men were shot on Chicago’s South Side within fifteen minutes late Friday.

    A 30-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and stomach around 11:30 p.m. in a shooting in the 9600 block of South Carpenter Street. He was listed in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.

    Around 11:18 p.m., a 26-year-old man was shot twice in the back in the 6100 block of South Hermitage Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

    About an hour earlier, two people were shot in the city’s East Garfield Park neighborhood.

    A 22-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were sitting in a car in the 3400 block of West Walnut Street when someone approached their vehicle and opened fire, police said.

    The 22-year-old was shot in the buttocks and the 16-year-old was shot in the stomach. Both were transported to Mount Sinai Hospital.

    Just after 8 p.m. Friday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the 1200 block of South Tripp Avenue.

    Police said the man was walking down the street when he was shot in the left leg in what may have been a gang-related shooting. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.

    Minutes earlier, a 27-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder and buttocks in the 900 block of North Monticello Avenue.

    She was being treated at Norwegian-American Hospital where her condition was stabilized, officials said.