2 Killed, 4 Injured in Overnight Shootings in Chicago - NBC Chicago

2 Killed, 4 Injured in Overnight Shootings in Chicago

Police investigate shootings in North Austin and Englewood neighborhoods



    2 Killed, 4 Injured in Overnight Shootings in Chicago

    Two people were killed and four injured in overnight shootings in Chicago.

    Two men were shot while on a sidewalk Tuesday morning in the North Austin neighborhood, police said.

    Shavez Wilson, 22, and Roy Smith, 25, were talking in the front yard of Wilson’s home in the 1200 block of North Mason Avenue around 1:15 a.m. when a gunman approached them and shot them in the head, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    Wilson and Smith, of the 5900 block of West Huron, were pronounced dead on the scene, the Tribune reported.

    In a separate incident, four men were wounded, three seriously, in a shooting in the city’s Englewood neighborhood.

    The men, between the ages of 19 and 25, were standing in the 7000 block of South Bishop Street around 11:45 p.m. when a gunman approached the group and opened fire, police told the Chicago Tribune.

    Two of the men, ages 25 and 22, suffered serious wounds in the abdomen and were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

    A 21-year-old was shot in both legs and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious conditions, the Tribune reports. A 19-year-old was shot in the toe and taken to Holy Cross Hospital with minor injuries.

    Police continue gathering more information. No arrests have been made in either shooting.