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3 killed, 5 wounded in shootings in Chicago Tuesday

One of the fatal attacks occurred during an armed robbery near the University of Chicago campus in Hyde Park.

Two people were shot, one fatally, July 24, 2021, in Gage Park.
Three people were killed, and five others were wounded in shootings Nov. 9, 2021, in Chicago.
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Three people were killed and five others were wounded by gunfire Tuesday in Chicago.

  • A 24-year-old man shot and killed shortly before 2 p.m. during an attempted robbery in Hyde Park, a few blocks north of the University of Chicago campus. He was on the sidewalk in the 900 block of East 54th Street when a dark-colored car pulled up and a gunman got out, Chicago police said. Witnesses told officers the man struggled with the robber and a shot went off. The man was hit in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Police said the robber got back in the car, which fled west on 54th Place.
  • Less than an hour later, a person was fatally shot in Lawndale on the West Side. He was near the sidewalk in the 2100 block of South Harding Avenue when he was shot multiple times about 2:50 p.m., police said. He was struck in the head, legs and back, and was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital.
  • A person was fatally shot in Austin on the West Side around 4:05 p.m. He was near the street in the 200 block of North Central Avenue when he was shot in the chest, Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at Loyola University Hospital, police said. The man has not yet been identified.
  • Two people were shot in Grand Crossing on the South Side. They were on the sidewalk in the 800 block of East 79th Street about 7:30 p.m. when they were approached by two gunmen who opened fire, hitting both in the chest, police said. They were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Three others were wounded in shootings across Chicago.

Twelve people were shot on Monday in Chicago.