1 dead, 5 wounded in West Woodlawn shooting

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Police investigate a scene where multiple people were shot Sunday morning in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Ave. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Six people were shot, one of them fatally, early Sunday in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.

About 1:10 a.m., the six people were gathered outside in the 6400 block of South Eberhart when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle, Chicago Police said.

They were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where one of them, 39-year-old Tyrone White, was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

The five other victims included a 24-year-old man shot in his leg, a 21-year-old man grazed in the head, a 24-year-old woman shot in her arm, a 21-year-old man shot in his leg and a 19-year-old man shot in the back. Their conditions had stabilized, police said.

University of Chicago and CPD stage outside the University of Chicago Emergency entrance for crowd control. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

University of Chicago and CPD stage outside the University of Chicago Emergency entrance for crowd control. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Shortly after the shooting, police taped off the entire block of 6400 South Eberhart. Several cars on the street had bullet holes. One smelled strongly of leaking gasoline.

Outside the emergency room of the hospital, a group of women walked outside. One of them said, “He didn’t make it…that’s bogus as hell. They won’t let me go and see my son again.” Another woman in the group was sobbing.

Near the intersection of 64th and Eberhart, a film crew was loading trucks with equipment. City records showed that an NBC Universal crew had permits to film at Martin Luther King Drive and 64th Street from 4 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday.

White lived in the Bronzeville neighborhood, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police investigate a scene where multiple people were shot Sunday morning in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Ave. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Police investigate a scene where multiple people were shot Sunday morning in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Ave. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

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