6 shot, 2 killed Tuesday in Chicago

Three of the day’s shootings were sparked by arguments that led to gunfire.

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Two people were shot, one fatally, July 24, 2021, in Gage Park.

Two people were killed and four others were wounded Jan. 28, 2020, in shootings across Chicago.

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Six people were shot — two of them fatally — Tuesday in Chicago, including a man who was killed during an argument in West Pullman on the South Side.

Quentin Paxton, 37, was arguing with another male just before 7:15 p.m. at a home in the 11900 block of South Lafayette Avenue, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The other male then left the home, came back with a gun and shot at the man.

Paxton was struck in the torso and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Another man was killed in a drive-by Tuesday morning in Heart of Chicago on the Southwest Side.

The 36-year-old was walking on the sidewalk about 10:44 a.m. in the 2200 block of South Leavitt Street when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle, Chicago police said.

The man was struck multiple times and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

In the day’s latest shooting, a 21-year-old man was wounded after getting into an argument inside a store in Back of the Yards on the South Side.

About 11:15 p.m., he got into an argument with two males inside of a retail store in the 1800 block of West 47th Street, Chicago police said. Once outside of the store, he was shot by one of the males.

He was rushed to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, with gunshot wounds to his chest and torso, police said.

Another argument led to a shooting were a man was wounded in South Shore on the South Side.

About 9:50 p.m., the man, 19, was inside an apartment in the 7400 block of South Yates Boulevard when a male he was arguing with shot him in the back, arm and torso, police said.

He took himself to St. Bernard Hospital and was transferred to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said.

A 37-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in Homan Square on the West Side.

He was on the sidewalk about 7:30 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Harrison Street when he heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. The man was struck in the shoulder and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in fair condition.

In the day’s first reported shooting, a man was wounded in East Garfield Park on the West Side.

The 35-year-old was standing on the corner in the first block of North Kedzie Avenue about 10:40 a.m. when someone in a passing car fired shots, Chicago police said. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Tuesday’s shootings come after a Monday in which seven people were wounded and two killed in Chicago.

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