1 Dead, 9 Wounded in Weekend Shootings

The latest shooting happened early Monday morning in the Gresham neighborhood

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    Siede Preis

    The first hot day of the year heated up tempers across the South Side on Sunday. Gun shootings left one person dead and at least nine others wounded.

    Two children were shot while playing in their front yard Sunday afternoon in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood.

    The children, a 13-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy, were playing in their front yard around 4:18 p.m. when unknown offenders approached with guns and started firing, police said.

    The girl was shot in the arm and the boy sustained a graze wound to the buttocks, police said. Both were taken to University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. Monday morning, they are back at home, recuperating.

    Police say the children were not the intended targets of the shooting.

    In the Bronzeville neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot while walking in the 4800 block of South Forrestville Avenue. Police say a white vehicle approached the man and someone inside fired several shots before fleeing the scene. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound.

    About an hour later, in the same neighborhood, a 21-year-old man was shot in his chest.

    That shooting happened about 6:35 p.m. on the 400 block of East 46th Street. According to police, the man was driving when someone in another vehicle pulled out a gun and fired in his direction. The man was taken to Provident Hospital of Cook County. His condition was unknown.

    The latest shooting happened early Monday morning in the Gresham neighborhood, on the 7700 block of South Claremont Avenue, police said. A man was shot in the leg, but there is no information yet on his age or condition.

    As of Monday morning, no one was in custody for any of the shootings. Wentworth and Calumet Area detectives are investigating.