8 Wounded, 1 Killed in Overnight Shootings

Saturday, Jul 23, 2011  |  Updated 11:49 AM CDT
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8 Wounded, 1 Killed in Overnight Shootings

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One man was killed and eight other people were wounded in five separate shootings on Chicago's South and West  Sides Friday night. 

The first shooting occurred at about 11:54 on the 500 block of East 65th Street in Woodlawn.
 
The medical examiner's office identified the victim to be Marquis Strong, a 26-year-old of the 7100 block of South Yates avenue, Chicago Police News Affairs confirms. 
 
Strong reportedly got into a verbal altercation with another man. The second man allegedly pulled a gun, shot Strong, then fled on bicycle. 
 
Strong was shot in the chest and rushed to John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County. He was pronounced dead at 12:25 a.m.
 
Another man -- a 33 year old victim --  was shot just minutes later in Washington Park neighborhood. The incident took place on the 300 block of East 56th Street. 
 
The victim was walking when he was shot in the arm by an unidentified shooter. He is in good condition and was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center. 
 
Nearly 20 minutes later, three more people were shot in a drive-by shooting in the same neighborhood on the 5800 block of South Wabash Avenue. A preliminary report reveals that an 18-year-old woman and two men, ages 17 and 21, were shot while sitting on their porch in the incident, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs. 
 
The woman suffered a wound to her hip and is in stable condition. The 18-year-old man was shot in both arms and was taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. The other man, 21, suffered a graze wound to his head and was taken to University of Chicago Hospital. Both men are in good condition, according to the report. 
 
Two men were shot around 1:15 by a male gunman in the 6100 block of South Talman Ave., according to a news release from Chicago Police News Affairs. 
 
One of the men, 35, sustained wounds to the chin and abdomen and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
 
Sometime just before 2:00 a.m., two women were shot on the city's West Side. 
 
The victims were part of a group standing on a sidewalk when the shooter fired in their direction, striking both victims. One of the victims, a 19-year-old, suffered multiple wounds to her legs and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. 

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