1 killed, 5 wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday

A man was fatally shot after leaving a funeral service in East Garfield Park.

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Six people were shot, one fatally, May 12, 2021, in Chicago.

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Six people were shot in Chicago Wednesday, including a man who was killed after leaving a funeral service in East Garfield Park, according to Chicago police.

A group of people had gotten into an argument in the 3000 block of West Warren Boulevard, and one of them fired into the crowd leaving the service about 12:05 p.m., Chicago police said.

A 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The attackers fled into a nearby alley and left in a car.

Other shootings:

— A man was shot during a fight with a neighbor in Hegewisch on the Far South Side. The 53-year-old man was drinking alcohol when he got into a fight with a neighbor, who pulled a gun and shot the man about 4:45 p.m. in the 13000 block of South Avenue O, police said. The man was struck in the upper right leg and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition. The man who fired shots had a valid conceal carry license, according to police.

— Minutes earlier, a 15-year-old boy was critically hurt in a drive-by shooting in Englewood near an elementary school, his family said. The boy was walking home from a friend’s house about 4 p.m. when a car drove by and shot at him in an alley in the 6600 block of South May Street, police and his mother said. The teen heard four to five shots and was shot once in the lower back. The boy was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital and was reported awake and talking.

— A 46-year-old man was shot in Austin on the West Side. The man was standing outside about 3:05 p.m. in the 600 block of North Leamington Avenue when four people approached and began firing shots, police said. He was struck in the hand and went to West Suburban Medical Center in good condition.

— A 20-year-old man was critically wounded in a drive-by in Little Village. He was standing on a sidewalk about 2:45 p.m. in the 2400 block of South Albany Street when someone fired shots from a passing car, police said. He was struck in the abdomen and transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

— A 28-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by in West Englewood on the South Side. The man was standing in the porch of a home about 2:40 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Honore Street when a black Jeep drove by and someone inside began firing shots, police said. He was taken to a local hospital in good condition.

Two people were killed and seven wounded in shootings Tuesday citywide.

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