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15 shot, 3 fatally, Monday in Chicago

Overall, Monday was nearly as violent as the entire weekend in Chicago, when 20 people were shot, four of them fatally.

Fifteen people were shot, two of them fatally, March 22, 2021, in Chicago.
Fifteen people were shot, three of them fatally, March 22, 2021, in Chicago.
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Fifteen people were shot Monday, three of them fatally, in Chicago gun violence.

Overall, Monday was nearly as violent as the entire weekend in Chicago, when 20 people were shot, four of them fatally.

Most of the shootings were localized in the city’s West and South sides. One of the wounded was a 65-year-old woman shot in her hand in Gage Park.

Chatham homicide

Monday’s latest homicide took place in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Two men were standing outside about 8:48 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, when someone unleashed gunfire, Chicago police said.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he died. Another man, 62, was taken to the same hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm. His condition stabilized.

West Garfield Park murder

About 5:25 p.m., a man was killed and another wounded in a shooting in West Garfield Park. The two men were standing on a front porch in the 4400 block of West Jackson Boulevard, when a gray SUV pulled up and someone opened fire, police said.

One man, 31, suffered a gunshot wound to the back and the other man, 35, was struck in the left shoulder. Both men went to Mt. Sinai hospital, where the 31-year-old was later pronounced dead. The 35-year-old man was in good condition.

Bronzeville homicide

Less than an hour prior, two people were wounded, one fatally, in a shooting in Bronzeville on the South Side. About 5 p.m., a 24-year-old man was in the 4700 block of South Calumet Avenue, when two males fired shots at him, striking him in the torso, back and buttocks, police said. The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. A 47-year-old woman who was not the intended target was grazed in the leg by a bullet. She was taken to the same hospital in good condition.

Nonfatal attacks

In nonfatal shootings, a 34-year-old man was shot after an argument in Dunning on the Northwest Side. About 11:05 p.m., he was outside in the 6900 block of West Addison Street, when he got into an argument with a group of people and shots were fire, police said. He was struck in the leg and brought to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in fair condition.

Woman shot in Altgeld Gardens

Minutes prior, a 32-year-old woman was shot inside a home in Altgeld Gardens on the Far South Side. About 11 p.m., she was inside her home in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue, when a male she knew fired several shots at her, police said. She was struck in both legs and the torso, and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where she was stabilized.

South Deering shootout

An hour prior, a man was shot in South Deering on the South Side. They were sitting in a parked vehicle about 10 p.m. in the 2500 block of East 109th Street when two people walked up to them and fired shots, police said. A 25-year-old man was struck in the face and grazed in the neck area. He pulled out his own gun and returned fire but did not strike anyone.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition. Police said a handgun was recovered at the scene, and the man does not have a valid FOID card or concealed carry license. He was taken into custody and charges are pending.

Woman shot in Jackson Park

About 8 p.m., a woman was shot in Jackson Park near Woodlawn on the South Side. She was outside in the 1600 block of East Hayes Drive when someone opened fire, striking her in the arm, police said. The 31-year-old was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her condition was stabilized.

North Side shooting

A man was shot and critically wounded in North Park on the North Side. About 5:45 p.m., the 21-year-old was in the 3400 block of West Foster Avenue when someone opened fire, striking him in the back and neck area, police said. The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition.

Woman shot in Lawndale

A 30-year-old woman was in good condition after she was shot in Lawndale on the West Side. She was riding in a vehicle about 2:51 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Lexington Street, when three males opened fire, striking her in the abdomen, police said. The woman took herself to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood. She was listed in good condition.

Park Manor shooting

A 21-year-old man was shot Monday afternoon in Park Manor on the South Side. The shooting happened about 2:05 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Evans Avenue, according to police. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the arm and leg, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.

65-year-old woman shot in Gage Park

In the day’s first reported shooting, a 65-year-old woman was shot in Gage Park. About 11:30 a.m., she was in the alley of the 5900 block of South Campbell Avenue, when she heard shots and felt pain, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to her hand and took herself to Holy Cross Hospital where she was listed in good condition.

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