2 killed, 27 wounded in Chicago on a day that saw two mass shootings

Fire people were shot in West Garfield Park and, hours later, five people were wounded in Gresham. No arrests have been made in either attack.

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Police investigate a mass shooting Wednesday in the 7900 block of South Justine Street.

Brian Rich

Two people were killed and 27 others were wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday, a day that saw two mass shootings, one in Gresham and the other in West Garfield Park.

  • In the West Side attack, four women and a man were shot by a lone gunman while standing in the 4600 block of West Monroe Street just after midnight, Chicago police said.A 23-year-old woman was struck in the left buttocks and a 25-year-old man was shot in both legs. The woman was in good condition at Stroger Hospital, and the man was in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. A 29-year-old woman was struck in the buttocks and was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition. An 18-year-old woman was struck in the left leg and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was also in good condition. A fourth woman, 34, was shot in the thigh but refused to go to the hospital. She left the scene in good condition.
  • Around 12 hours later, five people were wounded near a food mart at 79th and Justine streets when a silver car pulled out from an alley and three gunman opened fire shortly after noon. Five people were hit, four men and a woman. Three of the victims were listed in critical condition as they were taken to hospitals. They ranged in age from 27 to 50.
  • One of the fatal attacks occurred around 7:20 p.m., also in West Garfield Park. A 38-year-old woman was standing in front of a home in the 200 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue when a car pulled up, someone got out and fired shots at her, Chicago police said. The woman was struck in the stomach and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
  • Minutes earlier, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot in Lawndale on the West Side. He was inside a car in the 1600 block of South Christiana Avenue when someone shot him in the head about 6:40 p.m., police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He has not yet been identified.
  • Two men were shot in East Garfield Park on the West Side. The men, 32 and 44, were standing outside in the 700 block of South Francisco Avenue when they were hit multiple times about 11:05 p.m., police said. The 32-year-old was struck in the legs, and the older man was struck in the torso, the face and the armpit. The 32-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, while the older man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in serious condition.
  • A 17-year-old boy was critically hurt in a shooting in South Chicago. Just after 7 p.m., the boy was standing in front of a home in the 8500 block of South Marquette Avenue when a car approached and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was struck in the side of the body and the arm and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
  • Two teens were wounded, one critically, in a shooting Thursday night in Calumet Heights on the South Side. A 17-year-old girl and a 19-year-old man were in an alley about 6:45 p.m. near the 9200 block of South Yates Boulevard when two people approached and fired shots, police said. The man was struck in the back and listed in critical condition. The girl suffered a gunshot wound to the thigh and was listed in good condition. Both teens self-transported to Trinity Hospital.
  • About 15 minutes earlier, three men were wounded in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood. Just after 6:30 p.m., the men — 32, 53 and 64 — were walking on the sidewalk in the 2100 block of East 71st Street when a car approached and someone inside fired shots,police said. All three men suffered gunshot wounds to the leg, and the 53-year-old was also struck in the arm. They were all transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
  • About the same time, a man was critically wounded in a shooting in West Garfield Park on the West Side. He was near an alley about 6:20 p.m. in the 4000 block of West Jackson Boulevard when someone opened fire, striking him multiple times, police said. The 36-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • A 34-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by in Bronzeville on the South Side. About 1 a.m., he was in his car in the 3800 block of South Michigan Avenue when he was struck in the leg and taken to Mercy Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
  • Less than an hour earlier,a 34-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by in Pilsen. About 12:25 a.m., he was walking in the 2100 block of South Paulina Street when someone in a passing car fired at him, police said. He was struck twice in the buttocks and twice in the thigh. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

Six others were wounded in shootings across Chicago.

On Tuesday, two people were killed and 11 others wounded in Chicago.

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