1 dead, 13 wounded in city shootings Wednesday

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Chicago Police investigate a drive-by shooting that left a woman dead and four other people wounded May 2 in the 3500 block of West Grenshaw. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A woman was shot to death and 13 other people were wounded Wednesday in shootings across the city, including seven teenage boys.

The 21-year-old woman was killed in a mass drive-by attack that left four other people injured Wednesday night in the West Side Homan Square neighborhood. Nakia Bailey, 21, was standing outside with two men and two boys when a silver vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots at 9:42 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Grenshaw, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Bailey, who lived in West Garfield Park on the West Side,suffered four gunshot wounds to her ribs, shoulder and back, authorities said. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was later pronounced dead.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the lower back and was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, police said. An 18-year-old man was shot twice in the leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. A 15-year-old boy was shot once in each leg, and a 17-year-old boy sustained one gunshot wound to the leg. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

One of the youngest people wounded was a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head while he was riding a CTA No. 94 South California bus in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The bullet came through a window about 1:10 p.m. while the bus was traveling south in the 6200 block of South California, police said. The boy was not believed to the target of the shooting. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, but his condition was later upgraded to good.

Where the shot was fired from was not immediately clear as Area Central detectives investigated.

Another shooting in Homan Square also left a teenage boy wounded a few hours earlier.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back about 7:20 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Flournoy. He was in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

About 20 minutes later, another 17-year-old boy was shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The teenager was shot in the ankle about 7:40 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Madison and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.

A 16-year-old boy was critically wounded in a shooting in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side about 4:51 p.m. The boy was shot in the chest and shoulder in the 5000 block of West Washington Boulevard and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

About 1:35 p.m., another 17-year-old boy was shot in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. The boy was standing on the sidewalk about 1:35 p.m. in the 1700 block of East 71st Street when someone in a light-colored car started shooting in his direction, police said.

He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition with multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

A 62-year-old woman was also among those injured Wednesday when she was struck by a bullet in the West Woodlawn neighborhood shooting on the South Side.

The woman was walking after getting off a bus about 5:30 p.m. when she heard shots in the 6600 block of South Rhodes and started running. When she got home, she realized she had been shot in the knee. Paramedics took her to a hospital, where she was in good condition, police said.

Three men were shot throughout the day in the Englewood, Back of the Yards and West Town neighborhoods on the South and West Sides, including a 41-year-old was shot through a wall while laying in his bed. The man was seriously wounded about 5:30 p.m. when a bullet came through the wall from the apartment next door in the 2200 block of West Maypole. Paramedics took him to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition. The shooter left the scene before police arrived, authorities said.

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