Four people were killed and at least six others wounded in Wednesday shootings around Chicago, including two men and a teenage boy who were gunned down in the city's South Shore neighborhood.
The three were standing in a courtyard on the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue when several gunmen approached on foot and opened fire about 8:45 p.m., police said.
One of the men, a 23-year-old, died on the scene after he was shot in the shoulder, police said. The other man, 27, died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County from gunshot wounds to his back and left arm, police said.
A 16-year-old boy, who was shot in the temple and thigh, died just before midnight at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
Police said all three victims had gang ties.
Later, in the Washington Heights neighborhood, a 24-year-old man died following a gang-related shooting in the 8900 block of South May, police said. The man was on the sidewalk when shots were fired from a dark-colored sedan as it drove by about 9:15 p.m., police said. He was shot in the abdomen and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died, police said.
In other shootings:
- At about 4:35 p.m.,a man, a woman and a dog were shot in a drive-by attack in the New City neighborhood on the city's south side. A gunman in a gray SUV opened fire at the group standing in the 5000 block of South Peoria, police said. A 21-year-old woman was shot in the right arm, and a 25-year-old man was struck in the left leg, police said. Both taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition, authorities said. A dog was shot in the paw; a member of the police Animal Care and Control unit will care for the wounded animal.
- At about 7:45 p.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in the foot on a porch in the 1100 block of West 112th Street in Morgan Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital.
- At about 8:45 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg while walking home in the Roseland neighborhood. Police said a group of people — including one person he knew — approached him in the 11300 block of South Eggleston Avenue and someone started shooting, police said. The teen, who didn’t see who shot him, was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
- At about 9:10 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 2600 block of South Trumbull Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood. He was standing on the sidewalk when someone in a light-color van drove by and shot him. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.
- At about 11:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot while walking along a street in the West Pullman neighborhood. The man told police he was walking near 117th Street and Normal Avenue when a gunman emerged from an alley and opened fire, police said. One of the bullets struck him in the foot. He was listed in good condition at Roseland Community Hospital, police said.