A man was killed and eight other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday.
A man was shot to death late Wednesday in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side.
Officers responding about 11:50 p.m. to reports of a person down in the 10500 block of South Wentworth arrived to find the 28-year-old man lying face-down on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head, according to Chicago Police. He was dead at the scene.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the death but could not immediately provide further details early Thursday.
The day’s most recent nonfatal shooting happened Wednesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
About 9:30 p.m., a 32-year-old was driving west in the 1500 block of West 48th when shots rang out and he was hit in the head, according to police. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Less than 10 minutes earlier, a woman was grazed by a bullet in the Far South Side Riverdale neighborhood. The 21-year-old woman was in her apartment in the 700 block of East 133rd Street at 9:21 p.m. when two males outside fired at another male standing on the street, police said. The shots penetrated the door and grazed the woman in the buttocks. She refused medical attention.
About 8:50 p.m., a 31-year-old was shot in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. He was involved in a dice game in the 6100 block of South Evans when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck, according to police. He was shot in the leg and took himself to University of Chicago Medical Center. He was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Several hours earlier, a man was shot in the South Chicago neighborhood on the South Side. The 38-year-old was outside at 4:15 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Coles when he heard shots and realized he’d been hit, police said. He was shot in the shoulder and transported himself to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.
Earlier Wednesday morning, a man was hurt in a drive-by shooting in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The 29-year-old was standing outside in the 7300 block of South Winchester at 10:54 a.m. when a silver SUV drove by and someone inside fired shots, according to police. He was shot in the leg and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
Just before 4 a.m., two men were critically wounded in a shooting on the South Side. They were passengers in a vehicle traveling north in the 7600 block of South Stony Island when a burgundy Ford Focus pulled up beside it at a red light, police said. A passenger in the Ford then pulled out a gun and fired into the vehicle. A 28-year-old man was shot in the back and a 27-year-old was shot in the face, chest and leg. They were both taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
Wednesday’s first shooting happened during a robbery in the Fulton River District. A 29-year-old man was sleeping inside a vehicle under a viaduct in the 800 block of West Kinzie about 3:25 a.m. when someone walked up and announced a robbery, according to police. The robber then fired shots at the vehicle, striking the man in the abdomen. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.