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2 killed, 11 wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday

Four men were shot on the porch of a home in South Shore, Chicago police said.

A man was fatally shot May 31, 2020, in the Back of the Yards on the South Side.
Thirteen people were shot, two fatally, May 5, 2021, in Chicago.
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Two people were killed and 11 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday, including an attack that injured four people on the porch of a home in South Shore.

The four were in the 6900 block of South Cornell Avenue around 10:20 p.m. when three people walked up and fired, police said.

A 39-year-old man was hit in the leg and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition. A 37-year-old man was struck in the upper chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, also in fair condition.

A 33-year-old man was struck in the chest, arm, and brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. A 31-year-old man was struck in the leg and brought to the same hospital in fair condition.

About three hours earlier in West Garfield Park, two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 4100 block of West Adams Street about 7:40 p.m. when a car drove past and someone from inside fired shots, Chicago police said.

A 33-year-old was was shot in the leg and lower back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The other man, 29, was hit in the wrist and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Around 6:05 a.m., a man was found shot to death in front of a home in Armour Square on the South Side. A neighbor found the man, 36, with a gunshot wound to the head in the 200 block of West 37th Street, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

In other shootings:

— A 32-year-old man was found shot in Englewood on the South Side. About 11:35 p.m., officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 1200 block of West 73rd Place, and found the man unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his arm, back and leg, police said. He was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition.

— Minutes earlier, a man was critically wounded in a drive-by in Calumet Heights on the South Side. About 11:25 p.m., the 25-year-old was driving when a white minivan pulled alongside him in the 1700 block of East 95th Street, and someone inside fired shots, police said. He was struck in the head and rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.

— Around the same time, a man was wounded in a drive-by in Pilsen on the Lower West Side. About 11:15 p.m., the 33-year-old was driving in the 1300 block of West 18th Place, when someone in a passing Jeep Compass fired shots, police said. He was struck in the arm, abdomen, the knee, and drove himself to UIC Hospital but was transferred to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

— A 25-year-old man was seriously hurt in a shooting in Ashburn on the Southwest Side. The man was sitting in the driver’s seat of a car about 7:55 p.m. in the 3800 block of West 83rd Street when three people got out of a white-colored car and began firing, police said. He was struck in the abdomen and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was serious.

— In the day’s first reported shooting, two men were wounded, one critically, in a shooting near a vigil in Austin. About 6:55 p.m., the men were walking past a vigil in a park in the 1700 block of North Mango Avenue, when two people approached and fired shots, police said. A 20-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the right arm, shoulder and neck. He brought himself to West Suburban Medical Center and was listed in critical condition. A 23-year-old was struck in the left leg and taken to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood in good condition.

Seven people were shot Tuesday citywide.