Nine people were killed and at least 12 others wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday, including an 11-year-old boy slain by accidental gunfire.
Wednesday was the deadliest day in the city in over a decade. It approaches the peak of 10 that occurred on July 5, 2003, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The latest fatal shooting happened about 11:35 p.m. in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
• Dan Rance, 23, was outside about 11:35 p.m. in the 700 block of North Long when someone walked up and opened fire, Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Rance, who lived in the same block, was shot in the chest and torso, and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
• About two hours earlier, a 19-year-old man was killed in an Englewood shooting on the South Side. About 9:45 p.m., Jimmy Tripp was in the 800 block of West 68th Street when someone walked up and shot him several times before running off, authorities said. Tripp, who lived in the 7300 block of South Emerald, was dead at the scene, authorities said.
• Less than an hour earlier, a 60-year-old man was shot dead in South Shore. He was found dead shortly after 9 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the head in the hallway of a building in the 6800 block of South Merrill. A police source said the attack might have been narcotics-related.
• Late Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year-old man was killed and two others wounded in a Belmont Cragin neighborhood shooting on the Northwest Side. About 5:30 p.m., the three men got into a fight with another person who then pulled out a gun and started firing in the 5900 block of West Diversey, according to police.Daniel Guerra, 19, was shot in the neck and chest and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. Guerra lived in the 2100 block of North McVicker. A 23-year-old man shot in the back also was taken to Illinois Masonic in critical condition, and a 22-year-old shot in the hand was taken to Community First Medical Center. His condition stabilized, police said.
• Wednesday morning, three men were shot—one fatally— in another South Shore attack. Just after 9 a.m., they were standing outside in the 2600 block of East 74th Place when someone walked up and started shooting. Vuan Evans, 25, was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m., authorities said. Evans was from the 3100 block of South Cheltenham Place. A 29-year-old man shot in the back was taken to Stroger Hospital. Police initially said he died but he was listed in critical condition early Thursday. A 50-year-old man was also shot and taken to Jackson Park Hospital. He was in good condition and expected to be released, police said.
• In the early morning hours, two men were slain in an Uptown neighborhood shooting on the North Side. It happened about 2:15 a.m. in the 5000 block of North Winthrop, where a 32-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. A 34-year-old man died after being taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Both men, who had documented gang ties, suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
• Wednesday’s first homicide happened about 12:20 a.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 25-year-old man was found dead in the 2700 block of West Lexington with gunshot wounds to the head, chest and groin. Police did not provide any other details on the shooting.
• Additionally, 11-year-old Antwone J. Price died after a family member accidentally shot him in the abdomen about 9 p.m. in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood’s 7400 block of South St. Lawrence. The relative accused of shooting him is in police custody.
In non-fatal shootings:
— Two men were shot about 8:30 p.m. in the 10500 block of South LaSalle in the Roseland neighborhood. One man, 20, was shot in the face and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized, police said. The other man, 26, was taken to another hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. His condition was not immediately available.
— An 18-year-old man was shot about 2 p.m. in the 300 block of North Latrobe in the Austin neighborhood. He was taken to Loretto Hospital in good condition, police said.
— A 41-year-old man was shot in the side in West Englewood’s 6800 block of South Ashland about 1 p.m. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, and police said his condition stabilized.
— Two men in a vehicle were shot in Humboldt Park on the West Side about 5 a.m. when people yelling gang slogans on the street opened fire, police said. The driver, a 19-year-old man, suffered graze wounds to the forearm and wrist, police said. He drove them to Norwegian American Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. The front seat passenger, a 20-year-old man, was shot in the lower back and listed in critical condition at Norwegian.
— A 27-year-old man standing outside about 12:45 a.m. in the 2800 block of West Jackson in East Garfield Park heard shots and realized he had been shot twice in the back of the head, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition, and he wasn’t cooperating with investigators.
— A 21-year-old man was shot in the back in Austin’s 100 block of North Central about 12:20 a.m. and taken in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, police said.