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1 killed, 7 wounded in shootings in Chicago Tuesday

The fatal attack occurred in East Garfield Park.

A Chicago Police Department SUV.
One person was killed, and seven others were wounded in shootings Oct. 5, 2021, in Chicago.
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One person was killed and seven others were wounded in shootings Tuesday in Chicago.

  • The fatal attack occurred in East Garfield Park on the West Side. Jarrett Watson, 36, was in a car in the 200 block of South California Avenue when someone opened fire about 12:15 p.m., striking him in the head and neck, police said. He crashed into a nearby fence and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • A man was shot and seriously wounded in West Elsdon on the Southwest Side. The 21-year-old was inside a car about 3:45 p.m. in the 4400 block of West 55th Street when he was struck in the arm, chest and leg, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition.
  • About an hour later, two teenage boys were wounded in Englewood on the South Side. The boys, 14 and 15, were near the front of a home in the 6800 block of South Peoria Street when they were shot just before 5 p.m., police said. The younger boy suffered a graze wound to the head and a gunshot wound to the ankle. The older boy was struck in the ankle. Both boys were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition.

Four others were wounded across the city.

Three people were killed and eight others were wounded, in shootings Monday in Chicago.