Police: 2 dead, 7 wounded in citywide shootings Wednesday

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At least two men were killed and seven others — including an 8-year-old-boy — were wounded in shootings across the city throughout the day Wednesday, police said.

About 10:50 p.m., one man was killed and a teenage boy was wounded in a Belmont Cragin neighborhood shooting on the Northwest Side, police said.

The pair, ages 17 and 19, were standing on the sidewalk in the 5000 block of West Wrightwood when shots rang out from an unknown direction, police said.

The 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he later died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the fatality.

The 17-year-old boy suffered multiple gunshot wounds to both legs and was also taken to Masonic, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

Police said both the man and the teenager were documented gang members.

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, a man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the South Side Englewood neighborhood, police said.

Someone inside a blue vehicle fired several shots at the 18-year-old man at 3:48 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Carpenter, police said.

The man was shot in the shoulder and lower chest, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police said. The medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the man’s death.

The man killed was a documented gang member, a police source said.

About 8:45 p.m., an 8-year-old boy was shot in the face in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.

The boy suffered a graze wound to his face in the 7700 block of South Loomis, police said. Two of the boy’s older male relatives were involved in a domestic dispute when the gun accidentally discharged, police said.

The boy was driven by family to Holy Cross Hospital and he was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital. He was listed in good condition, police said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 11:45 p.m. in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the thigh about 11:45 p.m. in the 6700 block of South State, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

Less than three hours earlier, two men were shot in the West Englewood neighborhood.

The men, ages 33 and 37, were standing outside about 9:15 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Bishop when they heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said. Both men were shot in the left leg. The 33-year-old took himself to St. Bernard Hospital, while the 37-year-old was taken there by ambulance, police said. They were both listed in good condition.

About 1:35 p.m., a teenage boy and a man were shot in the North Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The 15-year-old boy and 19-year-old man were in a vehicle near the intersection of Bryn Mawr and Pulaski when another vehicle pulled up next to them and a male inside opened fire, police said.

The teen was shot in the chest and the man was shot in the right arm, police said. After they were shot, they drove themselves to Swedish Covenant Hospital, but were later transferred to Stroger Hospital. The younger teen was in “serious but stable condition,” police said. The 19-year-old was in good condition.

Police tried to curb the shooter’s vehicle, but it struck “a fixed object” and the suspect tried to run off, police said. Officers eventually caught him and he was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center for minor injuries sustained in the crash.

According to a police source, the shooter and the two who were shot are all documented gang members.

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