6-year-old girl among 17 people shot in Chicago Thursday

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Police look through a van while investigating a fatal shooting early Thursday in Gresham. | Daniel Brown/Sun-Times

Three men were killed and at least 14 other people, including a 6-year-old girl, were wounded in shootings Thursday on the city’s South and West sides, according to Chicago Police.

The girl was outside with a 22-year-old man about 2:30 p.m. in the Park Manor neighborhood’s 6800 block of South Calumet when someone walked up and opened fire, striking the man in the chest and the girl in the back of the head, police said.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he later died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.

The girl, who was not thought to be an intended target, was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where she was in “guarded but stable condition” Thursday night, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

A man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in the West Englewood neighborhood late Thursday, police said.

One man, thought to be in his 20s, was found shot in the head shortly before midnight in a vacant lot in the 6500 block of South Ashland, police said. He was dead at the scene. 

Another man, 29, was shot in the right leg and taken to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg, police said.

The medical examiner’s office did not confirm the death early Friday.

The third fatal shooting happened about 2 a.m. in the Gresham neighborhood.

Someone walked up to a van at a stop sign in the 8000 block of South Marshfield and opened fire into the vehicle before running away, police said.

A 45-year-old man shot in the back and forearm later died at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. His name has not been released.

A 33-year-old man shot in the right forearm, and a 59-year-old woman shot in the hip and back were taken to Stroger Hospital. Their conditions stabilized, police said.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 11:25 p.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.

A 19-year-old man was discovered by responding officers in the 3900 block of West Thomas. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Two people were shot about 11 p.m. in the Riverdale neighborhood on the Far South Side.

A 14-year-old boy and 18-year-old man two were standing in the 300 block of East 131st Place about 11 p.m. when two males walked up and shot them, police said. The teen was shot in the left leg and the man was shot in the right hip. Both were both taken to Christ Medical Center, where their conditions stabilized.

A 25-year-old man was shot about 7:45 p.m. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Someone shot him while he sat on the front porch of a home in the 5100 block of South Wood, police said. He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital and was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the foot.

About the same time, someone in a vehicle shot a 26-year-old man in both legs in the 6900 block of South Maplewood in Chicago Lawn. His condition was stabilized at Christ Medical Center, police said.

About 6:20 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the back, and a 32-year-old man in the leg and groin in the Austin neighborhood’s 700 block of North Lorel, police said. The younger man was in good condition at West Suburban Medical Center, and the older was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.

Thursday morning, someone in a white minivan shot a 31-year-old man twice in the abdomen when he got out of a vehicle in the 10700 block of South Cottage Grove. His condition was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital, police said.

Early Thursday in Austin, a 31-year-old man shot in the back about 4 a.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition, police said.

The day’s first shooting happened about 12:20 a.m. in North Lawndale, where someone shot a 34-year-old man multiple times in the 4200 block of West Grenshaw, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition.

At least nine people were shot in Chicago on Wednesday, following 18 gunshot victims on Tuesday and 22 on Monday.

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