Nine people were shot, three of them fatally, Wednesday in Chicago, including an 18-year-old man who was killed in Marquette Park on the Southwest Side.
He was getting out of a vehicle about 11:50 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Francisco Avenue when two males walked up and fired shots at him, Chicago police said. He was struck in the head and pronounced dead at the scene.
The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released his name.
Hours earlier, a man was killed in a drive-by Wednesday afternoon in Rogers Park on the North Side. The 22-year-old was on the sidewalk about 4 p.m. when someone stepped out a vehicle and fired at him in the 1600 block of West Jonquil Terrace, according to police. The man was hit multiple times and taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died.
Wednesday’s first fatal shooting happened about 11:30 a.m. in Washington Park on the South Side.
Officers responding to a ShotSpotter alert found the 23-year-old with gunshot wounds to the right wrist and armpit in the 5500 block of South Indiana Avenue, according to police. He died at the scene.
In non-fatal shootings, a man was wounded about 6:45 p.m. in West Pullman on the Far South Side.
He was on the sidewalk in the 12300 block of South Wallace Street when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. The 24-year-old was struck in the hand and took himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition.
About 15 minutes prior, a man was shot in Austin on the West Side. The 21-year-old was outside about 6:30 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Flournoy Street when someone fired shots, striking him in the calf, police said. He took himself to Rush University Medical Center, where he was in fair condition.
About 2:45 p.m., a man was wounded in Brainerd on the South Side. He was walking about 2:45 p.m. in the 700 block of West 95th Street when he heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. The 30-year-old was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the back, police said. His condition was stabilized.
Earlier in the afternoon, a man was shot in Washington Park. The 34-year-old was on the sidewalk about 1:10 p.m. in the 5500 block of South Wabash Avenue when a male approached and fired shots at him, according to police. He was hit in the groin and taken in critical condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center.
About 12:45 p.m, a man was wounded in a shooting in Roseland. The 21-year-old was walking in an alley about 12:45 p.m. when someone shot at him and ran away in the 11300 block of South Calumet Avenue, according to police. He was hit in the lower right side of his back and ran to his home to call 911. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in fair condition.
The day’s first reported shooting wounded a 29-year-old man in Englewood on the South Side. About 1:45 a.m., he was the passenger of a tow truck responding to an accident when two males fired shots at him from a vacant lot in the 5700 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said.
He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital but transferred to Mt. Sinai Hospital in fair condition, with gun shot wounds to his right arm and torso, police said.
On Tuesday, two people were shot, one fatally, in citywide gun violence.