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2 killed, 5 wounded Monday in Chicago shootings

Monday’s shooting victims include an 18-year-old man fatally shot in the East Side neighborhood and a 32-year-old man killed in South Shore.

Chicago police investigate the scene where a man was shot and killed in the 7500 block of South Coles Avenue, in South Shore. 
Chicago police investigate the scene where a man was shot and killed, Sept. 9, 2019, in the 7500 block of South Coles Avenue, in South Shore. 
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Seven people were shot — two of them fatally — Monday in Chicago, including an 18-year-old man shot to death on the Southeast Side.

The man was standing on the street in the 10600 block of South Avenue O about 9 p.m. when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot, Chicago police said. He was struck in the abdomen and leg, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about the death.

In the day’s first reported shooting, a 32-year-old man was killed while driving through South Shore.

Damon Chandler was driving about 3:10 a.m. in the 7500 block of South Coles Avenue when someone unleashed gunfire, authorities said. He was struck in the head and crashed into a parked car.

Chandler, who lived in Chatham, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:45 a.m., authorities said.

Later Monday morning, a 16-year-old boy was shot in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

The boy was walking at 11:37 a.m. in the 3300 block of West 28th Street when someone walked up and started shooting, according to police.

The boy was shot multiple times and ran away before collapsing in the 2800 block of South Spaulding Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

Monday’s latest shooting wounded a 35-year-old man in Princeton Park on the South Side.

The man was walking outside about 9:50 p.m. in the 300 block of West 94th Place when he got into an argument with another male, police said. The other male pulled out a gun and shot the man in the left leg.

The man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.

A few hours earlier, a man was shot in Austin on the West Side.

The man, 39, was in an alley in the 5000 block of West Bloomingdale Avenue about 7 p.m. when someone approached him and fired shots, police said. He was struck once in the leg and taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park, where his condition was stabilized.

Another 39-year-old man was wounded hours earlier in a shooting near Ellis Park in Bronzeville on the South Side.

The man was standing on the sidewalk about 2:45 p.m. in the 600 block of East 37th Street when a car pulled up and someone inside shot at him, according to police.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his lower left leg, police said. His condition was stabilized.

In Englewood, a 63-year-old man was shot while driving through the South Side neighborhood.

The man was driving at 12:39 p.m. near 68th and Peoria Streets when he heard gunshots and felt pain, according to police.

He drove himself to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. His condition was stabilized.

Monday’s shootings follow a weekend in which six people were killed and 28 more were wounded in gun violence across the city.