12 shot, 4 fatally, overnight across Chicago

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A woman was shot to death early Tuesday in a park in the 300 block of West 42nd Street. | Ashlee Rezin/For the Sun-Times

Four people were killed and eight others, including an 11-month-old boy, were wounded in shootings across Chicago in less than seven hours from Monday night to early Tuesday.

Most recently, two people were killed and three others were wounded in a shooting at a South Side park during a barbecue in the Fuller Park neighborhood.

They were standing on the sidewalk in the 300 block of West 42nd Street about 12:10 a.m. when two males opened fire from an alley, according to Chicago Police.

A 24-year-old woman was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, and a 25-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

Also, a 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

Another woman, 26, was shot in the left leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, while a 36-year-old man was also shot in the leg and later walked into Provident Hospital, police said. Both of their conditions were stabilized.

In another mass shooting Monday evening, the pregnant mother and grandmother of an 11-month-old boy were killed while the boy and two others were injured in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.

The mother, who was two months pregnant, was outside at 53rd and Aberdeen with the grandmother, the child and two men when gunfire broke out at 7:10 p.m., according to police. They were returning from a family gathering when the shots rang out.

The baby was shot in the side and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said. The two women, ages 23 and 46, were also taken to Stroger, where they were later pronounced dead. The 46-year-old had been shot in the leg while the younger woman was shot in the side.

One of the men, 25, was shot in the abdomen and the other, 24, was shot in both legs, police said. They were both taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred Monday night when a man was shot and critically wounded in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.

The man, 26, was riding a bicycle in the 7100 block of South Winchester about 10:50 p.m. when a male walked out of a gangway nearby and opened fire, police said. The man was shot in the back and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Earlier Monday, a shooting in the Washington Park neighborhood left one person wounded.

About 9:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man was standing on the street in the 5100 block of South Prairie when someone fired at him, police said. He was shot in the left shoulder and taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Additionally, a 2-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet in an accidental shooting inside a South Shore neighborhood home early Tuesday.

The boy suffered a graze wound to the leg about 1:45 a.m. when a gun accidentally discharged in a house in the 7000 block of South Harper, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Detectives were questioning a male relative of the boy in connection with the incident Tuesday morning, police said.

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