Two killed, 9 hurt in Wednesday shootings

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SHARE Two killed, 9 hurt in Wednesday shootings

Two men were killed and at least nine others —including a 12-year-old boy — were wounded in city shootings on Wednesday.

A west suburban man was killed in the most recent fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

Ismael Lopez, 24, was in the 4800 block of South Winchester about 1:45 p.m. when someone inside a red truck fired shots at him and drove off, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

He was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:51 p.m., authorities said.

Lopez lived in the 1500 block of Elm Street in Berwyn, the medical examiner’s office said.

Minutes after noon, a man was shot to death near his home in the University Village neighborhood on the Near West Side.

Eric Washington, 25, was shot in the back and abdomen at 12:07 p.m. while standing in a parking lot in the 1200 block of West Washburne, police and the medical examiner’s office said.

Washington, who lived in the same block, was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 12:45 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

Two men were wounded in the most recent nonfatal shooting in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side.

About 11:30 p.m., the men, 19 and 26, were inside a vehicle stopped at a stop sign in the 2800 block of South Kostner when a dark-colored vehicle pulled alongside it and someone inside fired at them, police said.

The men were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, police said.

Two more men were shot at 7:50 p.m. in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

The men, 22 and 23, were both shot in their left legs in the 7800 block of South Carpenter, police said. Their conditions had stabilized at the scene.

Police said the shooting is a suspected drive-by. Both men are documented gang members.

A 15-year-old boy was shot outside a grocery store in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.

The boy was walking outside the store in the 300 block of West 75th Street at 6:34 p.m. when he was shot in the right leg, police said.

He was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, police said.

About 15 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

The 19-year-old was shot in the upper right thigh in the 7800 block of South Calumet, police said. His condition has stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

Police said the man is not cooperating with investigators and is a documented gang member.

A 12-year-old boy is in serious condition after he was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The boy was shot in the back and armpit in the 5900 block of West North Avenue about 6:15 p.m., police said.

He was initially treated at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, but was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said. He is listed in serious condition.

Additional details were not known.

Three hours earlier, a man was shot in the West Englewood neighborhood South Side.

The 27-year-old was sitting in a vehicle in the 7000 block of South Racine about 3:15 p.m. when a male walked up and started shooting, police said.

He was shot in the left eye and lower back, and also suffered a graze wound to the right thigh, police said. The shooter then ran away.

The victim took himself to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, but was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Wednesday’s first shooting happened overnight, when a woman was injured in an accidental shooting while inside a party bus near Millennium Park.

The 24-year-old womanwas shot in the leg after another passenger discharged a gun about 2:35 a.m. while inside the bus on Michigan Avenue near Monroe Street, police said. The shooting appeared to beaccidental.

She was taken in good condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

Police said witnesses were not cooperating with investigators.

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