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2 killed, 8 wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday

One of the fatal attacks occurred on a sidewalk near Funston Elementary School in the 2100 block of North Central Park Avenue.

A man was fatally shot Dec. 3, 2021, in West Chatham.
Ten people were shot, two fatally, October 20, 2021 in Chicago.
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Two people were killed and at least eight others were wounded Wednesday in shootings across Chicago.

  • One of the fatal attacks occurred around 1:45 p.m. on a sidewalk near Funston Elementary School in the 2100 block of North Central Park Avenue, Chicago police said. A person was shot in the head and chest when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone got out and fired. He was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
  • A man was fatally shot in Heart of Chicago on the Lower West Side Wednesday night. The 58-year-old was standing on a sidewalk in the 2100 block of South Leavitt Street when someone in a white van opened fire about 8 p.m., police said. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
  • A 16-year-old boy was wounded in Hyde Park on the South Side. The teen was standing on the sidewalk in the 5100 block of South Ingleside Avenue when three people approached and began firing just after 4 p.m., police said. He was struck in the upper right leg and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said. The teen knew the shooters, according to University of Chicago police.
  • Two people were shot while driving in Austin on the West Side. About 6:40 p.m., the two were traveling in a van in the 600 block of North Laramie Avenue when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. The van crashed into another car in the 500 block of North Central Avenue, police said. A 63-year-old man was struck in the arm and transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition, police said. The other person suffered a gunshot wound to the mouth and was taken to the hospital in critical condition, police said.
  • Less than an hour later, a man was wounded during a shootout with an armed robber at a gas station in South Deering on the South Side. The man, 26, was in the 10300 block of South Torrence Avenue when a gunman got out of a black Dodge Charger and announced a robbery, police said. The man pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with the robber and was struck in the leg, police said. He drove to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Calumet City, where he was listed in fair condition.

At least four others were wounded in citywide gun violence Wednesday.

Fifteen people were shot, two fatally, Tuesday in Chicago.