1 killed, 3 wounded Thursday in Chicago gun violence

The day’s latest shooting killed a man in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

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Four people were wounded, one fatally, Thursday in shootings across Chicago.

In the day’s latest shooting, a man was shot and killed in Little Village on the Southwest Side.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert about 7:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of South Karlov Avenue and found 40-year-old Cesar Salamanca inside a crashed vehicle, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

He was found with a gunshot wound to the face and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Friday morning, authorities said.

Thursday afternoon, a man was shot while trying to fight off a robber in Avondale on the Northwest Side.

The man, 19, was in the street about 3:45 p.m. in the 3200 block of North Drake Avenue when a male approached him, pulled out a gun and demanded property, police said. A struggle broke out and the man was shot in the neck. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

A 28-year-old man was shot Thursday morning in South Shore.

He was shot in the thigh during an argument about 11:35 a.m. in the 7500 block of South South Shore Drive, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

The day’s earliest reported shooting wounded a 39-year-old man in Wrightwood on the South Side.

He was driving south about 10:05 a.m. in the 8200 block of South Washtenaw Avenue when someone in another vehicle opened fire, police said. He was struck in the left armpit and taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

On Wednesday, nine people were wounded in citywide shootings.

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