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2 killed, 6 wounded Thursday in city gun violence, including 7-year-old boy

Chicago police file photo | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

Two people were killed and six were wounded, including a 7-year-old, Thursday in shootings across Chicago.

About 7 p.m., a man was killed and another was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Englewood, according to Chicago Police. Just after 7 p.m., the pair was outside when someone in the back seat of a passing car opened fire in the 6400 block of South Hoyne. A 28-year-old man was shot in the head and later died at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. A 23-year-old man’s condition was stabilized at Christ Medical Center, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the hip.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office hasn’t released the man’s identity. Area South detectives are conducting a homicide investigation.

Earlier in the afternoon, a man was killed and another was wounded in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. Both were shot at 12:52 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Arthington, according to police. A 28-year-old man was shot and pronounced dead at the scene, and a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg. Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

The most recent nonfatal shooting wounded a 7-year-old boy riding in a vehicle with his family in the Bucktown neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 11:20 p.m., the boy was in a vehicle with three other people in the 1600 block of North Claremont, according to police. At least two people then began shooting at the vehicle.

The boy was struck in the chin by a bullet fragment, police said. He was taken in good condition to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. Two women, ages 18 and 56, and a 24-year-old man also in the vehicle were not injured, police said. Area North detectives were investigating the shooting.

About 7:15 p.m., a man was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side. A 21-year-old shot in the foot when someone walked up to him in the 700 block of North Lawndale, opened fire and ran away, according to police. He was in good condition at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.

Hours earlier, a man was shot in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side. The 19-year-old was shot in the right forearm about 12:25 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Diversey, police said. He was in good condition at Community First Medical Center.

The earliest reported shooting Thursday wounded a 16-year-old boy in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. He was walking about 1 p.m. in the 5100 block of South Halsted when he heard gunshots and was struck in the hand, police said. He was treated at St. Bernard Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.