1 killed, 8 wounded in Chicago shootings Wednesday

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Police investigate a shooting about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in the 8100 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue in Chicago. | Justin Jackson/ Sun-Times

A man was killed and eight other people were wounded in city shootings Wednesday.

The killing happened about 11:45 a.m. in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Gary Wilkins, 31, was walking when someone came out of a gangway in the 6300 block of South Paulina and began shooting in his direction, Chicago Police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said. Wilkins was struck multiple times and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:01 p.m. Thursday. He lived a few blocks from where he was shot.

Area South detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.

The last nonfatal shooing reported Wednesday happened at 11:14 p.m., when a man was shot during an armed robbery Wednesday night in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side.

The 19-year-old was walking when one male walked up to him and another rode up on a bike. The pair pushed him to the ground, demanded his property and shot in him in the leg before running away with his cellphone in the 8100 block of South Cottage Grove. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was in good condition, Chicago Police said.

About 8:35 p.m., another man was shot in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood. The 33-year-old was shot in the ankle about 8:35 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Campbell, police said. He was in good condition at Holy Cross Hospital.

Between 5:28 p.m. and 5:37 p.m., four people were shot in three separate shootings.

At 5:37 p.m., a man was critically wounded on the South Shore. The 25-year-old was standing outside a restaurant in the 2400 block of East 72nd Street when someone walked up and fired multiple gunshots at him, police said. He was shot in the upper left leg and knee, police said. Someone drove him to Jackson Park Hospital in critical condition, but he was not at the hospital when officers arrived.

The male shooter was wearing a black shirt, black hat and black ski mask and drove away in a burgundy Chevrolet Malibu.

One minute earlier, a 17-year-old boy was wounded in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

He was standing in the alley at 5:36 p.m. in the 200 block of East 115th Street when two males in hoodies started shooting at him, according to police. He started to run away when he felt pain in his right leg. He was taken via ambulance to University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

At 5:28 p.m., two men were wounded in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A red SUV was northbound in the 5600 block of South Emerald when someone inside started shooting, police said. Responding officers found a 42-year-old man lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to his abdomen, back and left hand. He was taken in critical condition to University of Chicago Medical Center.

Two vehicles in the same block, a 2017 Kia and a 2018 Kia, were also struck by gunfire, police said. A 29-year-old man who was sitting in the parked 2017 Kia was shot in the left forearm, chest and right shoulder and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Two other men in the 2017 Kia – the 43-year-old driver and a 26-year-old passenger – and the 44-year-old driver of the 2018 Kia were not injured, according to police.


In the afternoon, a man was critically wounded in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

The 20-year-old was shot in the head at 2:15 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Ashland and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. It was unclear what he was doing at the time of the shooting, police said.

Officers saw three people fleeing the scene shortly after the shooting and followed their vehicle. They were taken into custody for questioning, police said.

The first shooting happened just minutes into the day Wednesday, when a man was grazed by a bullet in the Douglas Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The 28-year-old was walking when he heard shots and realized he suffered a graze wound to the hip about 12:05 a.m. in the 2600 block of West 15th, according to police.

He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was in good condition, police said.

On Tuesday, six people were wounded and one person was killed by gunfire.

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