1 Dead, at Least 15 Wounded in Saturday Shootings - NBC Chicago

1 Dead, at Least 15 Wounded in Saturday Shootings

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    1 Dead, at Least 15 Wounded in Saturday Shootings

    A person is dead and at least 15 others have been wounded in shootings across the city of Chicago on Saturday.

    A 40-year-old man was shot and killed in the 5500 block of South Shields at approximately 6:13 p.m., police said. The man was walking in the street when a passenger in a black or grey SUV fired five to six shots, striking the victim once in the head.

    The man was taken to University of Chicago, where he was pronounced dead.

    The last shooting Saturday wounded a 19-year-old woman about 11:30 p.m. in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood. The woman was a passenger in a vehicle in the 6500 block of South Drexel Avenue when someone shot at her from behind a tree, police said. She was struck in her leg, and was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

    About 10:40 p.m., a man was shot in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 28-year-old was walking on a sidewalk in the 2400 block of West 56th Street when someone in a passing red car shot him, police said. The man was struck in his legs and back, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

    About an hour earlier, a man was shot in an alley in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side. The 35-year-old man was walking down the alley when he saw people fighting and someone fired shots at 9:37 p.m. in the 6700 North Clark, police said. He was shot in the upper chest and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition stabilized.

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    Two men were shot about 9:20 p.m. in Washington Park on the South Side. The two were standing in the park when shots were fired in the 5200 block of South Payne Drive, according to police. A 21-year-old was hit in the right thigh and left leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. A 28-year-old was shot in the chest and right arm and was stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

    In another shooting just after midnight, five people were standing outside of a building in the 100 block of East 51st Street when a grey vehicle pulled up and an occupant opened fire.

    One of the victims, a 26-year-old man, was shot in the head and was taken to the University of Chicago in critical condition.

    The other four victims, including men aged 50, 31, and 33, were taken to area hospitals in stable condition, and a 15-year-old boy, who was shot in the left leg, was taken to St. Bernard’s in stable condition.

    Police say that no one is in custody, and Area Central Detectives are investigating.

    Here are the rest of the shootings in the area on Saturday:


    • Just before 12:30 a.m., a 34-year-old man was driving eastbound in the 3600 block of West Diversey when a person in a Jeep Liberty fired shots at him, striking him in the left arm. He was taken to Illinois Masonic in stable condition, police said.
    • A 28-year-old man was walking in the 10200 block of South State Street at approximately 12:38 a.m. when two vehicles drove by, with occupants shooting at one another. The man was struck in the crossfire, and was taken to Roseland in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his right leg.
    • In the 4900 block of West Chicago at approximately 2:15 a.m., a 29-year-old man was taken to Norwegian Hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to his left arm. The victim refused to cooperate, police said.
    • A 27-year-old woman was standing on a sidewalk in the 4900 block of West Monroe when she got into an argument with a man. The man then pulled out a gun and fired shots at her, striking her in the right ankle. She was taken to Loretto in stable condition, police said.
    • In the 6700 block of South Sangamon at approximately 2:49 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was standing outside when a person in a vehicle fired shots at him, striking him in the buttocks. The boy was taken to UIC Hospital in stable condition, police said. 


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