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3 killed, 6 wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday

Four people were wounded over 10 hours in Auburn Gresham.

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot Dec. 2, 2021, in Roseland.
Nine people were shot, three of them fatally, June 9, 2021, in Chicago.
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Three people were killed and six others were wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday — four of the attacks happening in Auburn Gresham over 10 hours.

One of those attacks occurred around 12:20 p.m. when a gunman in a car, possibly a silver SUV, opened fire at a man driving in the 7900 block of South Ashland Avenue, Chicago police said.

The man, 31, was hit in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

In another fatal attack, two men were shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The men, 28 and 36, were outside when gunfire rang out in the 2800 block of West Warren Avenue at 8 a.m., police said. Someone drove the men to Mount Sinai Hospital, where Brandon Smiley, 28, was pronounced dead. The other man was listed in serious condition with gunshot wounds to his arm and thigh.

Earlier Wednesday, a man was shot to death as he answered his door in Auburn Gresham. The 60-year-old heard the doorbell and went to the front door of his home in the 2000 block of West 83rd Street about 2 a.m., police said. A family member heard a gunshot and found the man lying in the doorway with a gunshot wound to his forehead. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Other shootings:

— Two teenage boys were wounded in a shooting on the Far South Side. They were outside about 9:20 p.m. in the 400 block of East 134th Street when someone opened fire, police said. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the back and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Another boy, 16, was struck in the foot and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was in good condition.

— A 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side. He was walking about 5:30 p.m. in the 4900 block of South Kedzie Avenue when someone fired from a car, police said. The teen was struck in the leg and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

— A man was wounded in a drive-by in Englewood on the South Side. About 1:35 a.m., the 25-year-old was riding in the back seat of a car when a black Jeep pulled up in the 7100 block of South Racine Street and someone fired into the car, police said. He was struck in the back and taken to St. Bernard Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

— In the day’s first reported shooting, a Chicago police officer fired at a man who had just shot two people in Gresham, but the man got away after barricading himself in a home, authorities said. Officers on patrol had seen the man shooting from an alley into a garage in the 8300 block of South Kerfoot Avenue around 12:30 a.m. One officer fired once at the man, but it was not known if he was hit. They discovered two men in the garage who had been shot by the suspect. One man, 60, was struck in his thigh, and a man in his 50s was struck in the leg. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where the 60-year-old was in good condition and the younger man in serious condition. After running from the scene, the man barricaded himself inside a home. A SWAT team responded and surrounded the home for about eight hours. Later Wednesday morning, police said the standoff was over but that no one was in custody.

Fourteen people were shot, one fatally, Tuesday citywide.