Three killed, 11 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago

SHARE Three killed, 11 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago
SHARE Three killed, 11 wounded in Monday shootings across Chicago

Three men were shot to death and at least 11other people were wounded in shootings Mondayacross Chicago.

A 77-year-old great-grandfather was killed while his granddaughter and two great-grandsons were also wounded in a shooting in the Roseland neighborhood Monday evening.

The shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. in the 200 block of West 105th Street, police said. The elderly man — identified by relatives as Odell Branch Sr. — was with his 5-year-old great-grandson watching TV in a home. Branch and the 5-year-old were injured when bullets came through a window, Chicago Police said.

His 34-year-old granddaughter was placing his 2-year-old great-grandson in a vehicle outside when they were shot.

Branch was shot in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the death.

The 5-year-old also was taken to Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound in his arm, police said. His condition had stabilized.

Branch’s granddaughter was shot in the chest and left hand. The 2-year-old was shot in his right shoulder, police said. Chicago Police took the boy to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. The woman also was taken to Roseland, but her condition was not disclosed.

As of Monday night, several people were in police custody being questioned in connection with the shooting, police said.

The most recent fatal shooting occurred about 7:35 p.m. in the Washington Heights neighborhood on the South Side.

Officers responding to a call of shots fired found a man, 22, lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his head, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Chicago Police work the scene where two people were shot at 73rd and Hermitage on Monday afternoon. | Brian Jackson / for the Sun-Times

Chicago Police work the scene where two people were shot at 73rd and Hermitage on Monday afternoon. | Brian Jackson / for the Sun-Times

The first fatal shooting on the day occurred in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side.

A 19-year-old man was fatally shot at 2:55 p.m. in the 900 block of West Agatite, police said. He was dead at the scene.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happenedabout 11:45 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.

Aman, 42, was sitting in a vehicle in the alley in the 100 block of South Pulaski when a male got into the passenger seat and displayed a handgun, police said.The two got into a struggle and the gun discharged, striking the man in the right calf.

He drove himself to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

At least sevenother people people were wounded in shootings since 10:30 a.m. Monday.

Also, a 7-month-old girl died after her throat was cut with a power saw about 9:30 a.m. Monday in the Little Village neighborhood. A52-year-old woman has beentaken into custody in connection with the child’s homicide.

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