One killed, 8 wounded in South, West side shootings

SHARE One killed, 8 wounded in South, West side shootings
SHARE One killed, 8 wounded in South, West side shootings

One man was killed and at least eight other people — including a 62-year-old woman — were wounded in shootings across the city on Monday. Two of the shootings happened within a block of a school.

About 1:50 p.m., a man was shot to death in Englewood, police said.

Keith Stokes, 24, was riding in a vehicle about 1:50 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Morgan when another vehicle approached and someone inside started shooting, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He then drove himself to 56th and May streets after being shot multiple times, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:07 p.m., police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Stokes, of the 6200 block of South Campbell, was a documented gang member, authorities said.

Stokes, a documented gang member, lived in the 6200 block of South Campbell, authorities said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred on the same block as an elementary school in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

About 8:15 p.m., a 19-year-old man was in the 8000 block of South Normal when a gray van pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. The van then drove off, south on Normal.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said. His condition had stabilized.

The shooting occurred on the same block as Westcott Elementary School.

About 7 p.m., a 62-year-old woman was in the 7300 block of South Winchester when a male got out of a van and shot toward another group of males also on the block, police said.

The woman heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. She suffered a graze wound to her lower back.

She was taken to a hospital in good condition, police said. Authorities said the woman was likely not the intended target of the shooting.

About 15 minutes earlier, a man — whose exact age was not known — was shot in the foot in the 4200 block of West Adams, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

A man was shot in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood about 6:30 p.m. The man — described as an “adult” by police — was shot in the right arm in the 7100 block of South Vernon about 6:30 p.m., police said. He took himself to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center.

About 4 p.m., a 29-year-old man was walking in the 3800 block of West Chicago when he heard gunfire about 4 p.m. He realized he was shot in the foot and was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital. He was listed in good condition, police said.

Twenty minutes earlier, a man was shot in a vehicle in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The 23-year-old was stopped in his vehicle in the 4200 block of West Belden when two people walked up, yelled gang slogans and fired shots, police said.

The man, who suffered a graze wound to the hand, fled the scene and was later taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center by a family member, police said. He was treated and released from the hospital by Monday night.

At 3:30 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the West Englewood neighborhood.

The man was shot in the leg in the 5800 block of South Laflin and taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition, police said.

The day’s first shooting was reported about 11:10 a.m. near Hales Franciscan High School in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

A 26-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in the 4900 block of South Langley, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

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