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2 killed, 6 wounded in Monday shootings on South, West sides

At least two men were killed and six other people, including three teenage boys, wounded in shootings on the South and West Sides of Chicago on Monday, according to police.

The most recent fatal shooting happened about 2:40 p.m. near a public library in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

A 23-year-old man and another person were approached by three people as they got out of a parked vehicle in the 700 block of North Kedzie, police said. The Richard M. Daley-West Humboldt Chicago Public Library branch is at 733 N. Kedzie.

Two of the three people then opened fire, striking the 23-year-old in the side. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, police said. The other person from the vehicle wasn’t hurt.

The three attackers then ran away southbound on Kedzie.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

Late Monday morning, a drive-by attack left an 18-year-old man dead.

About 11:40 a.m., Shamar Thompson was walking in the 5800 block of South Morgan when someone fired shots at him from a passing dark red van, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Thompson, of the 5500 block of South Morgan, was shot in the back and leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:35 p.m., authorities said. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

A man and three teenage boys were shot in the most recent shooting, which happened about 4:45 p.m. in the Washington Park neighborhood.

The four were approached by gunmen in the vestibule of a building in the 5700 block of South Michigan, police said. The gunmen opened fire and ran away.

Two boys, 14 and 15, were each shot in the chest and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the lower back and taken to Stroger Hospital in guarded condition.

Another 15-year-old boy was shot in the knee and wrist and was treated and released from Stroger, according to police.

Police said the shooting may be gang-related.

About 15 minutes earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot in the leg in Austin.

The shooting happened at 4:30 p.m. in the 900 block of North Lawler, police said. The man was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The day’s first shooting was a drive-by attack about 9 a.m. in Washington Heights.

A 20-year-old man was in the 700 block of West 93rd Street when a gray vehicle pulled up and someone inside shot him three times in the leg, once in the abdomen and once in the arm, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Mitchell Armentrout and Reema Amin | staff reporters