One dead, seven wounded in Monday shootings

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One person was killed and at least seven others — including a 16-year-old boy — were wounded in shootings across Chicago Monday.

A 23-year-old man was fatally shot in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood Monday afternoon.

About 2:25 p.m., a gunman approached 23-year-old Master G. Roberson in the 700 block of North Hamlin and opened fire, striking him in the head and chest, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Roberson, of the 1400 block of North Linder, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:16 p.m., according to medical examiner’s office.

Police added the man was a documented gang member.

Monday’s first nonfatal shooting occurred near an elementary school in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The men, ages 20 and 28, were both shot about 11:55 a.m. while they were sitting in a car in the 700 block of North Long, police said.

Maps show Howe Elementary School is located on that block.

The 20-year-old man was shot in the upper left arm, while the other man was shot in the right hand, police said. They were both listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

About an hour later a 22-year-old man was critically injured in a in a Rogers Park shooting on the North Side.

At 1:10 p.m., the man was standing outside in the 7600 block of North Ashland when a male wearing a black hooded sweat shirt walked up and fired several shots, police said. The shooter then jumped into a red vehicle, which sped away.

The man was shot twice in the back and was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

Another man was critically injured in a West Garfield Park neighborhood shooting on the West Side.

Officers found a 28-year-old man lying on the ground about 2 p.m. in the 100 block of North Karlov, police said.

The man was shot in the head and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

A second Rogers Park shooting left a 22-year-old man hurt, police said.

The man was shot about 4:10 p.m. when a gunman approached the man in the 2000 block of West Birchwood and opened fire, striking him in the chest and abdomen, police said.

The man was taken to PresenceSt. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition had stabilized.

Police added the shooting did not appear to be related to the one that occurred three hours earlier in the 7600 block of North Ashland.

About 5:10 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The teen was standing on a sidewalk in the 4000 block of West Armitage when he heard shots and realized he had been struck in the leg, police said.He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

The latest shooting occurred in the Chatham neighborhood, where a 22-year-old woman was shot in the head in a drive-by shooting.

The woman was riding in a car about 7:45 p.m. in the 200 block of West 81st Street when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone inside opened fire, police said.

The woman is not thought to be the intended target, police said.

She was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she was listed in serious condition.

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