Seven people were shot, two fatally, Monday in Chicago, including a 31-year-old shot dead while walking on the South Side.
The 31-year-old man was in the 1400 block of East 73rd Street in Grand Crossing about 1 a.m. when someone in a passing black SUV fired shots, Chicago police said. He was shot in the shoulder and armpit about 1 a.m. and taken to University of Chicago Medical Center where he died, police said. His name has not been released by the the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The day’s other fatal shooting happened in the South Shore neighborhood. Rashad Verner, 18, was found inside a home with gunshot wounds to his chest and right arm about 1:25 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Paxton Avenue, authorities said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead. Another man, 19, was shot in his shoulder and back, police said. He was listen in fair condition.
In non-fatal shootings, a woman was shot in South Chicago by someone who was later taken into custody. The 44-year-old woman was arguing with the man in the hallway of an apartment building about 9:22 p.m. in the 8300 block of South Colfax Avenue when the man opened fire, police said.
The woman was struck multiple times in her abdomen and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said. The man, 40, was taken into custody.
A 30-year-old woman was shot in West Pullman on the Far South Side. About 7 p.m., she was inside a home in the 100 block of East 118th Street when someone outside opened fire, police said. The woman was struck in the elbow and right side of her body, police said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.
Two hours prior, a man was wounded in a shooting in Austin on the West Side. About 5 p.m., the 23-year-old was shot in the shoulder in the 1500 block of North Long Avenue, police said. The man was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in good condition.
In the day’s first reported shooting, a man was wounded in Englewood on the South Side. About 3 p.m., he was in the 6700 block of South Lafayette Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the ankle, police said. The 18-year-old was taken to a hospital in fair condition.
Over the weekend, 50 people were shot, nine fatally, in Chicago.