10 shot, 1 fatally Monday in Chicago

Ten people were shot Monday in Chicago, including a 25-year-old woman fatally shot in Austin

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Ten people were shot March 15, 2021, in Chicago.

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Ten people were shot Monday in Chicago, including a 25-year-old woman shot and killed in an attack in Austin.

The woman was traveling in a vehicle with two men about 10:50 a.m. in the 5500 block of West Rice Street when someone in a black Jeep fired shots, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement.

The gunshot victims drove to CPD’s 15th District station, at 5701 W. Madison St., where officers and paramedics treated them, police said.

The woman, 25, was shot in her head and taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to police. She was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy released Tuesday ruled her death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said. Her name has not yet been released.

A man, 50, was shot in his back while another man, 51, was struck in his hand and leg, police said. Both went to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.

About 10:20 p.m. a 34-year-old man was accidentally shot by his friend in Bridgeport on the South Side. He was shot in the hip in the 300 block of West 25th Place, after a 49-year-old male friend of his was handling the gun, and it went off, police said. The 34-year-old was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. His friend was brought in for questioning.

A man was wounded in a shooting in Fuller Park on the South Side. About 6:30 p.m., the 22-year-old was in the 200 block of West 44th Place when someone opened fire, striking him in the leg and hand, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

About fifteen minutes prior, a 17-year-old boy was shot in Englewood on the South Side. He was on the sidewalk about 6:17 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Sangamon Street, when someone unleashed gunfire, police said. The teen was struck in the buttocks and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

A 45-year-old man took himself to a hospital after he was shot while driving Monday in the Ravenswood neighborhood. The gunfire came from someone inside another vehicle as the man drove in the 2800 block of West Lawrence Avenue, according to a media notification from police. Struck in the back about 8 a.m., the man took himself to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment.

A man was grazed in a shooting in Chatham on the South Side. The man, 29, was getting into his vehicle just before 6 a.m. when someone fired shots in the 900 block of East 82nd Street, police said. The man was grazed on the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was stabilized.

A woman was among four people hurt in a shooting and subsequent crash into a street sweeper near the Six Corners intersection in Portage Park on the Northwest Side. A male driving a black Dodge sedan slammed into a parked vehicle about 2:30 a.m. in the 4000 block of North Cicero Avenue, police said. Video from media reports showed a street sweeper on fire at that location. The male and two of his passengers were hospitalized in serious condition. One of them, a 32-year-old woman, had been shot three times in the abdomen. A male in the parked vehicle was found on the ground nearby and hospitalized as well. His condition was unknown Monday morning. Police sources said the crash appears to be alcohol-related, and the driver was taken into custody. Charges were pending.

In the day’s first reported shooting, a man was seriously wounded in the South Loop. The man, 27, was found on the ground with a gunshot wound to his side about 1:35 a.m. in the 2200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said. He was unable to describe the shooter to officers and was hospitalized in serious condition.

Forty people were shot, five of them fatally, last weekend citywide.

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