1 killed, 7 injured Wednesday in Chicago shootings

Derrick Howard, 19, was killed and a 26-year-old man wounded Wednesday night in a Gresham drive-by.

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Eight people were shot Wednesday in seven different incidents around Chicago.

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Eight people were shot Wednesday in Chicago, including a man who was killed in a drive-by in Gresham on the South Side.

Derrick Howard, 19, was in a vehicle with a 26-year-old man about 7 p.m. in the 8000 block of South Emerald Avenue when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Howard was hit in the chest and pronounced dead at the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The 26-year-old was taken to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, and his condition was stabilized.

No one is in custody as Area South detectives investigate.

On the West Side, a separate drive-by in Humboldt Park injured a teenage boy.

He was walking about 10 p.m. in the 1400 block of North California Avenue when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle, police said. The teen was struck in the leg and his condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital

Area North detectives are investigating.

In the day’s last shooting, a man was critically injured Wednesday in Lawndale on the West Side.

The 29-year-old was outside at 11:42 p.m. with a group of people in the 1500 block of South Christiana Avenue when someone standing on a nearby corner fired shots, police said. The man was hit in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

No one is in custody as Area Central detectives investigate.

Earlier in the evening, a 23-year-old man was shot seven times in Gresham.

About 6:20 p.m., he was in the 7800 block of South Sangamon Street when someone approached him and opened fire, police said. The man was hit four times in the chest, once in the ribs and twice in the buttocks.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

No one is in custody at this time as Area South detectives investigate.

The first shooting of the day happened during a drug deal in Morgan Park on the Far South Side, according to police.

A 19-year-old was shot in the upper left side of his back about 11:45 a.m. in the 11300 block of South May Street, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, but his condition was not immediately known.

Area South detectives are investigating.

According to police, Wednesday’s two other non-fatal shootings occurred:

  • At 10:41 p.m., when a 21-year-old man was injured while standing outside with a group in the 8200 block of South East End Avenue in Stony Island Park on the South Side; and
  • At 2:40 p.m., when an 18-year-old man was wounded about 2:40 p.m. in the 2900 block of South Fort Dearborn Drive near 31st Street Beach on the South Side.

On Tuesday, no one was killed but six people were injured in shootings across Chicago.

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