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1 dead, 16 wounded in Chicago shooting Wednesday

The day’s most recent reported shooting wounded four people, including an 8-year-old boy, in the 700 block of South Karlov Avenue in Lawndale.

Chicago police investigate the scene where 4 people were shot including a 8-year-old boy in the 700 block of South Karlov in the Lawndale.
Chicago police investigate the scene where 4 people were shot including a 8-year-old boy in the 700 block of South Karlov in the Lawndale.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A man was killed and 16 other people, including an 8-year-old boy, were injured by gunfire Wednesday across Chicago.

The man was fatally shot and a woman was injured Wednesday night outside a gas station in Gresham on the South Side.

They were outside a gas station in the 8200 block of South Halsted Street about 9:15 p.m. when someone inside a passing dark-colored minivan fired shots, Chicago police said.

Markive Mack, 33, ran into the gas station and collapsed inside, authorities said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died of a gunshot wound to his arm, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. His death was ruled a homicide. Police initially said he was not struck by gunfire.

The woman, 28, was grazed in the upper thigh and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.

The day’s most recent reported shooting wounded four people, including an 8-year-old boy, in Lawndale on the West Side.

They were standing on the sidewalk about 10:10 p.m. in the 700 block of South Karlov Avenue when someone in a black SUV unleashed gunfire, police said. The boy was struck in his legs and taken to a hospital in fair condition.

Two men, both 26 years old, were also in fair condition at a hospital with gunshot wounds to the leg and arm respectively, police said. A third man, 36, was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital in fair condition.

About 30 minutes prior a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in Roseland on the South Side.

He was walking on the sidewalk with a group of people about 9:41 p.m in the first block of East 102nd Street when someone in a vehicle opened fire, police said. The teen was struck in the leg and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

A man was shot in Grand Crossing on the South Side.

He was standing on the sidewalk about 9:22 p.m. in the 800 block of East 79th Street when someone opened fire, police said. The 28-year-old was struck in the abdomen and left arm. He took himself to Jackson Park Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition.

About 20 minutes earlier on the West Side, three men were shot in Humboldt Park.

They were in an apartment about 9 p.m. in the 1000 block of North St. Louis Avenue when a 28-year-old man they knew walked in and opened fire, police said. A 75-year-old man was struck in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition. Another man, 28, was shot in the hip and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. The third man, 35, was hospitalized in good condition with a gunshot wound to the arm.

The alleged gunman was taken into custody, police said.

A man is in critical condition after a double shooting in Albany Park on the Northwest Side.

About 7:30 p.m., the 63-year-old and another man, 45, were in the 3700 block of West Lawrence Avenue when someone opened fire, police said. The older man was struck in the chest and arm. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. The other man was shot in the leg and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in fair condition.

A person is in custody following a shooting in the South Loop that critically wounded someone Wednesday afternoon.

A male victim was shot while arguing with the gunman about 1:15 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Clinton Street, near Roosevelt, according to police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his back and torso. Police have not released his age.

The alleged gunman was arrested. No charges have been filed.

About an hour before that, a man was critically wounded in a shooting in Gresham on the South Side.

The 29-year-old was sitting on a porch at 12:07 p.m. in the 8800 block of South Lowe Avenue when a gray vehicle pulled up, according to police. The driver pointed a handgun out the window and fired shots before driving north on Lowe. The man was hit in the upper back and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

A 72-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting on the border of the South Shore and Grand Crossing neighborhoods.

He was shot in his back about 3 p.m. in the 7300 block of South Stony Island Avenue, according to police.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

Additional details were not immediately available.

The day’s first reported shooting wounded a 45-year-old man Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side.

He was walking in the 6900 block of South Artesian Avenue at 7:10 a.m. when someone fired shots, police said. Shot in the back, he was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. A vehicle in the area was found damaged by gunfire.

No arrest has been made.

One person was killed, and nine others wounded Tuesday in Chicago.

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