Police: 1 killed, 7 wounded in Wednesday gun violence

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A man was shot to death and at least seven other people were hurt in shootings across the city on Wednesday, police said.

The fatal shooting happened about 10:30 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Witnesses told investigators they heard shots and saw a man lying on the ground in the 700 block of South Springfield, police said.

The 52-year-old had been shot in the chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, according to police. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality early Thursday.

The latest non-fatal shooting happened about 9:20 p.m. in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

An 18-year-old woman was sitting in a car in the 3300 block of West Madison when shots were fired and she realized she had been struck in the hand and foot, police said. She was taken to Mount Sinai where her condition was stabilized.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder about 9:10 p.m. in Uptown. He was outside in the 4600 block of North Sheridan when a group of people fired shots at him, police said. He took himself to Thorek Memorial Hospital, where he is listed in good condition.

About 15 minutes earlier, a 30-year-old man was shot in Little Village. The man was urinating in an alley near the 4300 block of West 25th Street at 8:55 p.m. when someone walked up and shot him in the hand and leg, police said. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the back about 8 p.m. in South Shore. He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in fair condition after the shooting, which happened in the 1500 block of East 67th Place, police said.

Wednesday evening, an 18-year-old man was shot in Back of the Yards. Someone shot him in the leg in the 5200 block of South Paulina at 6:45 p.m., police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

An hour before that, a 48-year-old man was shot in the leg in Englewood. The shooting, a possible drive-by, happened about 5:40 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Parnell, police said. His condition was stabilized at Saint Bernard Hospital.

The day’s first shooting happened about 3:10 p.m. in West Englewood. A 20-year-old man was standing outside in the 6700 block of South Hermitage when someone walked up and shot him in the leg and abdomen, police said. He was taken to Stroger in serious condition.

Additionally, a man was found deadinside a vacant building in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 10:50 p.m.

Officers found the 37-year-old lying face-down in a pool of blood inside the home in the 4300 block of West Lexington, and he was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. Area North detectives initially were conducting a homicide investigation but it was listed as a death investigation as of 7 a.m.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether the man had been shot, police said. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

Police said that the man killed was a documented gang member.

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