5 shot, 1 fatally, in Chicago on Friday

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At least five people were shot, one of them fatally, Friday in citywide gun violence.

A man was killed and another wounded at noon as shooting erupted into a group of people arguing on a street in Gage Park on the Southwest Side.

The group of people began arguing in the 5500 block of South Spaulding Avenue when shots rang out, Chicago police said.

A 20-year-old man was struck in the arm and Antoine Grant, 34, was shot multiple times, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The men were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where Grant died within the hour.

An autopsy released Saturday found Grant died from multiple gunshot wounds. He lived in the Austin neighborhood, the medical examiner’s office said.

Witnesses told investigators they saw a back SUV flee from the scene, police said.

The last nonfatal shooting happened at 11:45 p.m. to a woman riding a vehicle in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. Someone in a black sedan pulled up next to the 23-year-old passenger in the 700 block of East 64th Street and fired a gun at her, according to police. Both her hands were shot.

Earlier that night, a teenage boy was shot and wounded in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. The 15-year-old told investigators he was walking down the 1500 block of North Hamlin Avenue about 7 p.m. when someone he didn’t know approached and began shooting, police said. He was struck in the arm.

Friday’s first shooting was reported at 7 p.m. in the South Chicago neighborhood. A 32-year-old man told officers he was standing in the 8600 block of South Burley Avenue when someone walked up to him and opened fire, police said. He was shot in his leg.

On Thursday, eight people were shot, one fatally.

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