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1 killed, 8 wounded by gunfire in Chicago Thursday

The fatal attack occurred in Avalon Park.

One person was killed and eight others wounded in shootings in Chicago Thursday.
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One person was killed and eight others were wounded in shootings in Chicago Thursday.

  • A man was killed in an ambush outside his garage in Avalon Park on the South Side. Antoine Smith, 48, was confronted by two gunman as he stepped out of his garage in the 8300 block of South Blackstone Avenue around 6:30 a.m., Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The gunmen opened fire and struck the man multiple times, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead.
  • Two men, 23 and 28, were walking home about 12:15 a.m. in the 1700 block of West 46th Street when they were shot by someone in a black van, police said. The younger man was shot in the leg, the older man in the thigh, leg and buttocks, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, where the older man was in fair condition and the younger man in good condition, police said.
  • A man, 23, was near a sidewalk in the 1600 block of West 81st Street about 1:10 p.m. when a car approached and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the head and chest, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, police said.
  • About five minutes later, an 18-year-old man was near a sidewalk in the 2800 block of West 43rd Street when a car approached and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the head and chest, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

Four others were wounded by gunfire in the city Thursday.

A person was killed and four others were wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday.