1 dead, 5 others wounded Thursday in city gun violence

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A 15-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were wounded in a shooting Wednesday Night in the 3100 block of West Arthington. | Justin Jackson/Sun-Times

One boy died, and five other people were wounded, Thursday in shootings across Chicago.

In the afternoon, a 17-year-old boy died after he was shot in the Fifth City neighborhood on the West Side. Paris Purdis was walking about 2:18 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Gladys when two males ran up to him from a nearby alley and began shooting at him, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Purdis was struck in the abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died Friday. He lived in the same block as the shooting.

In the most most recent reported shooting Thursday, an 18-year-old man heard gunshots while he was outside about 10:55 p.m. in the 3600 block of West Douglas Boulevard in Lawndale, police said. He was shot in his arm and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Several hours earlier, two boys, ages 13 and 17, were shot in Uptown. They were both struck in their legs about 7:35 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Sheridan Road, police said. Paramedics took the 17-year-old to Weiss Memorial Hospital, and the 13-year-old was taken to Lurie Children’s Hospital. Both were in serious condition.

About 2 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side. The man was walking in the 700 block of South Homan when a light-colored sedan pulled up to him and someone inside fired shots, according police. He was struck in the right hand and took himself to University of Illinois Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.

Before noon, a man was critically wounded in a shooting in the South Side Chatham neighborhood. The 24-year-old was shot multiple times during an argument with another person at 11:49 a.m. in the 8200 block of South Drexel, according to police. He was taken in critical condition to University of Chicago Medical Center.

In addition to the six people wounded in gun violence Thursday, a 23-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the South Side Englewood neighborhood. About 11:30 p.m., the man was playing with a gun inside his home in the 6400 block of South Harvard, police said. He accidentally discharged the weapon and shot his knee. The man showed up at St. Bernard Hospital in good condition. Charges against the man were pending.

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