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2 killed, 4 wounded Wednesday in Chicago shootings

In one of Wednesday’s fatal shootings, a woman was shot in the head inside a store in Cragin on the Northwest Side.

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Two people were killed and four wounded in Chicago gun violence.
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Four people were shot — two fatally — Wednesday in Chicago, including a woman who was killed while allegedly shoplifting in a Walgreens on the Northwest Side.

The manager confronted the woman and called for a friend who used to work security. The man showed up with a gun at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday and started tussling with the 46-year-old woman, Chicago police said. After she fell to the ground, he shot her in the face.

He picked up the single shell casing and drove off from the store, located at 4817 W. Fullerton Ave., according to a police source. The woman had been carrying a t-shirt and five boxes of leggings.

Paramedics performed CPR while taking her to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said. Her identity has not been released.

Detectives have identified the gunman, but he remained at large Thursday afternoon, police said. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans, and had driven off in a dark-colored SUV.

Unconfirmed radio reports initially indicated that the shooter may have identified himself as a police officer. A police spokesperson has said the shooting did not involve any law enforcement officers.

Wednesday’s first shooting of the day was also a homicide.

Two men and a woman were standing near the street about 12:01 a.m. in the 6600 block of South Halsted Avenue when a group of men walked up to them and opened fire, Chicago police said.

Terrence Sewell, 21, was shot once in the back, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died. Sewell lived about six blocks from where he was shot.

The 32-year-old woman was stuck in both legs and taken to Stroger Hospital while the 39-year-old man was hit in the right leg and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Both of their conditions were stabilized.

In non-fatal shootings Wednesday, a man was wounded in Roseland on the South Side.

The 28-year-old was walking about 6 p.m. in an alley in the first block of West 105th Street when someone in a vehicle opened fire, police said. He was struck in the left bicep.

The man was taken to Roseland Community Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.

A man was also wounded in Albany Park on the North Side.

The man, 31, would not cooperate with police, but a witness stated that just before midnight, a fight inside a business in the 3400 block of West Sunnyside Avenue led to shots being fired, Chicago police said. The victim was struck in the right leg and fled in a rideshare car to the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue.

Police and emergency services personnel were called to the location and took the man to the Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.

No one is in custody as Area North detectives investigate the shooting.

On Tuesday, 11 people were wounded and one was killed in shootings across the city.

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