One person was killed, and twenty-eight others were wounded, in shootings Wednesday in Chicago, including a 14-year-old boy and four others who were shot in Lawndale on the West Side.
About 6:05 p.m., two teenage boys and three men were at the corner of Douglas Boulevard and Christiana Avenue, when someone opened fire, Chicago Police Deputy Chief Ernest Cato said. A 14-year-old boy was shot in the head and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He hasn’t been identified. The other teen, 16, was also struck in the head and transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in grave condition. Three men were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where they were had their conditions stabilized. A 22-year-old was shot in the foot while another, 24, was struck in the leg. A third man, also 24, was shot in the hip.
In non-fatal shootings, Eight people were wounded in a drive-by in Lincoln Park on the North Side. Just before midnight, the group had been traveling on a party bus when a dark-gray and a black Jeep Grand Cherokee pulled up to them in the 1600 block of North La Salle Drive, and someone inside fired shots, police said. A 24-year-old man was shot in the arm and a 26-year-old woman was shot in the leg. They were both taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where the man is in fair condition and the woman is in serious condition. A 23-year-old man was struck in the groin and was also taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, in serious condition. Two men, 42 and 52, were struck in their legs and taken to Illinois Masonic Hospital, where they are in fair condition. A 27-year-old man was struck in the chest and later dropped off at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. A 29-year-old man was struck in the arm and took himself to Rush University Medical Center, but was transferred to Stroger Hospital in fair condition. A 26-year-old woman was shot in the hand and later drove herself to Jackson Park Hospital where she is in good condition.
Minutes after the fatal shooting in Lawndale, five males — including three teenagers — were shot outside Theodore Herzl Elementary School, near Douglas Boulevard and Ridgeway Avenue also in Lawndale on the West Side. About 6:10 p.m., a man, 18, was shot in the upper body and was taken in critical condition to Mt. Sinai Hospital, police said. Two teenage boys, 15 and 17, were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. The 15-year-old was shot in the leg while the other, 17, suffered a graze wound to the back. A third teen boy, 14, was shot in the arm and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition, while a 22-year-old man was struck in the thigh and taken to the same hospital in good condition. Though only three blocks apart, the shootings didn’t appear to be related, police said.
A 14-year-old boy was shot in West Garfield Park. He was standing about 5:30 p.m. in the first block of North Keeler Avenue when someone fired shots, police said. The teen boy was struck in the foot and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in stable condition.
Earlier in the afternoon, a 17-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting outside a gas station in the Near West Side. The teen boy was in the parking lot of a gas station about 2:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Warren Boulevard when someone opened fire, police said. He was shot in the abdomen and was transported to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the Douglas neighborhood on the South Side. He was in the 600 block of East 31st Street when he was wounded in the shoulder about 1:40 a.m., police said. The teen was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
Eight others were wounded in shootings citywide.
One person was killed, and twelve others were wounded in shootings Tuesday in Chicago.