1 killed, 4 wounded in West Garfield Park drive-by shooting

Ashley Griggs, 40, was killed in the early Sunday shooting in the 4000 block of West Washington Boulevard, police say. Four others were wounded and are hospitalized.

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A woman was killed and four others wounded in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in West Garfield Park.

The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. in the 4000 block of West Washington Boulevard, near Pulaski Road, according to Chicago police.

Ashley Griggs, 40, was shot several times, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead.

The four other victims were listed in fair condition at Stroger and Mount Sinai hospitals, police said.

They were: a woman, 38, shot in the buttocks; a man, 39, shot in his arm; a man, 38, shot in the thigh; and a man, 42, shot in the leg and foot, police said.

One of the victims told police that someone fired shots from inside a car, police said.

No one was in custody, police said.

The shooting happened on a block that has seen gun violence before. In 2021, at least four people were shot in three separate incidents.

On Aug. 6, 2021, a 4-year-old girl and a a 19-year-old man were wounded in a shooting. On July 24, 2021, Kentrell Rocquemore was killed on the block, according to police data. And a man in his 30s was shot and wounded on the block lon Oct. 28, 2021.

The location is in the 11th Police District, which has seen a 30% increase in slayings over last year, according to police statistics. Forty-eight people have been killed in the West Side district this year through July 9, the data show. During the same period last year, 37 had been killed.

Shootings in the 11th District are down 4% this year over the same timeframe last year, with 150 reported versus 156 in 2022, according to the data.

Citywide, shootings and murders have both dropped by 8% compared with the same period last year.

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