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3 killed, 5 wounded in Wednesday shootings

Chicago Police investigate after a fatal Rogers Park shooting Wednesday afternoon. | Ashlee Rezin for the Sun-Times

Three people were killed and at least five others have been wounded in shootings across the city Wednesday.

The latest homicide happened about 4:15 p.m. in Rogers Park on the North Side.

An 18-year-old man was outside in the 7400 block of North Ridge when someone walked up and shot him in the head, according to Chicago Police.

The man was pronounced dead on the way to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Authorities withheld his name pending notification of his family.

The other two fatal shootings happened shortly after midnight in the Back of the Yards and Humboldt Park neighborhoods.

At 12:24 a.m., a 19-year-old man was found dead in an alley in the 5300 block of South Hermitage by officers who were called to perform a well-being check, police said. The medical examiner’s office identified him as Armani Dickinson, of the 13000 block of South Ellis.

At 12:08 a.m., officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 1100 block of North Pulaski found a 35-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest inside a vehicle, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died. His name has not been released.

The most recent nonfatal shooting happened about 5:30 p.m. in Uptown. A 54-year-old man was standing on the corner of Wilson and Broadway when someone walked up and shot him in the right leg, according to police. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Another Back of the Yards shooting left two people wounded about 2 p.m. They were in a car with two other men in the 5400 block of South Loomis when another vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said. They drove to Holy Cross Hospital after the shooting. A 20-year-old man who had been shot in the chest was transferred in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, along with a 16-year-old boy who was shot in both arms. The boy’s condition stabilized, police said.

Two other men, ages 20 and 24, were treated at Holy Cross for what police initially thought were gunshot wounds, but doctors determined they were injured by shattered glass. Their conditions were stabilized, police said.

Wednesday morning, a 32-year-old man was shot while driving in Little Village. Another vehicle pulled up to him about 10:15 a.m. in the 3100 block of South Kedzie and someone inside shot him in the cheek, police said. He crashed his car and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

The day’s first nonfatal shooting happened about 6:40 a.m. in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. A bullet grazed a 28-year-old man’s head in the 2300 block of West Cullerton, and he was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital.