17-year-old boy killed, 13 others wounded — including 5 in single attack — in citywide shootings Friday

The fatal attack occurred in Gresham on the South Side.

SHARE 17-year-old boy killed, 13 others wounded — including 5 in single attack — in citywide shootings Friday
merlin_101834589.jpeg

Chicago police work the scene where multiple people were shot in the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, in the Chatham neighborhood, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021.

Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

A 17-year-old boy was killed and 13 others wounded — including five in a single attack — in Chicago shootings Friday.

  • The teen was fatally wounded in a shooting in Gresham on the South Side. He was walking about 8:30 a.m. in the 7800 block of South Wood Street when a blue minivan approached and someone got out and fired shots, Chicago police said. The teen was struck several times and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He was identified as Tremayne Maltbia by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
  • In nonfatal attacks, five people were wounded in a shooting in Chatham on the South Side. The group was standing outside about 9 p.m. in the 800 block of East 79th Street when someone opened fire before fleeing the scene, police said. A male and female, whose ages weren’t known, were shot in the arm and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. The male was in critical condition and the female was stabilized. A 50-year-old woman was shot in the arm while a man, also 50, was struck in the ankle, police said. Another man, 43, was shot in the shoulder. They were all stabilized and taken to the same hospital, according to police.
  • A person is being questioned after a 19-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting in Lawndale on the West Side. About 3:15 p.m., the man was in the 1300 block of South Lawndale Avenue when someone opened fire, police said. He was struck in the abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said. A person of interest was taken into police custody, according to police.

Seven others were wounded in Chicago gun violence Friday.

Eight people were shot, three fatally in citywide shootings in Chicago Thursday.

The Latest
If Gov. J.B. Pritzker does cut a deal and convinces the Belvidere Assembly Plant to stay and even expand, he’ll have overcome some gargantuan hurdles.
While it’s fun to see Rita Moreno, Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Sally Field living it up, Super Bowl comedy has a shortage of laughs and an excess of Tom.
Natasha Barnes’ path to a college scholarship and a starring role on one of the state’s top girls basketball teams has had a few twists and turns.
The superstar announced the dates for her summer world tour, which includes a stop at Soldier Field.
There’s plenty of blame to go around on why this Bulls team seems to be underachieving, but the coaching staff has to get some fault, especially when it comes to executing the details.