1 killed, 6 wounded in Wednesday shootings

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SHARE 1 killed, 6 wounded in Wednesday shootings

A man was killed and at least six other people were injured in shootings across Chicago on Wednesday.

The fatal shooting happened about 5:40 p.m. in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

About 5:40 p.m., a 25-year-old man got in to a physical altercation with a group of people inside a business in the 5200 block of West Fullerton, police said.

When he tried to run away through the back door of the building, someone followed him and opened fire. Emergency crews found him in the alley with multiple gunshot wounds to the body, police said.

He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:24 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His name was withheld early Thursday.

Police said the shooting may have been gang-related.

Wednesday’s latest nonfatal shooting happened about 6:30 p.m. in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the back in the 4300 block of South State, police said. He later walked into the University of Chicago’s Mitchell Hospital and was listed in fair condition.

A pair of afternoon shootings on the South and West sides left two people injured.

About 2:15 p.m. in the Woodlawn neighborhood, shots rang out in the 6200 block of South Kimbark, police said. A woman inside a vehicle was struck in the right arm and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

Half an hour earlier, a 22-year-old showed up at a hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot from an Austin neighborhood attack. He walked into West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park about 1:45 p.m. and told investigators the shooting happened in the 5500 block of West Washington, police said. He was listed in good condition, police said.

Wednesday morning, two 27-year-old men were hurt in separate South Side shootings.

Just before 11 a.m. in Chatham, a man was shot in the chest in the 1000 block of East 81st Street in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

Ten minutes earlier, a gunshot victim was dropped off at Saint Bernard Hospital after a Park Manor neighborhood attack. The man, a documented gang member, said he was shot in the right side of his torso in the 7100 block of South Eberhart, police said. He was not cooperating with investigators.

The day’s first shooting happened about 3:10 a.m. during an argument over an automobile accident in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

A 30-year-old man was driving near the intersection of Belmont and Linder when his vehicle collided with another, police said. He got into an argument with the other driver, a man who then shot him in the abdomen and drove off, police said. The injured man took himself to Community First Medical Center, where his condition stabilized, police said.

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