2 killed, 11 wounded in shootings Wednesday in Chicago. Five of the victims hit by gunfire over three hours.
A 14-year-old girl was critically wounded in the head in the Back of the Yards.
Two people were killed and 11 people were wounded in shootings Wednesday in Chicago, with five of the victims — including a 14-year-old girl — hit by gunfire over just three hours.
About 7:35 p.m., a 31-year-old man was near a sidewalk in the 7700 block of South Damen Avenue when he was shot in the chest. He was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he died.
Just after 5 p.m., a person was shot and killed in Woodlawn on the South Side. The male, age unknown, was inside a car in the 6300 block of South Rhodes Avenue when suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.
— Around 6 p.m., a 14-year-old girl was critically wounded in Back of the Yards on the South Side. She was on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of West 48th Street when three people approached her and one fired shots, She was struck in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition, police said.
— Less than two hours later, a person was critically wounded in a shooting on the Dan Ryan Expressway. The shooting happened about 7:40 p.m. on I-94 northbound express lanes near 33rd Street, according to Illinois State Police. The driver was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, fire officials said. A passenger was also taken to a hospital with injuries from a crash that happened after the shooting.
— A 28-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by in South Shore on the South Side. About 11:50 p.m., he was standing outside with a group of friends in the 2300 block of East 74th Street, when he saw a beige sedan circle the block several times, police said. The car stopped in front of the group and a man began shooting at him. He was struck in both legs and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
— Minutes earlier, a 27-year-old man was shot in Calumet Heights on the South Side. He was standing on the sidewalk about 11:40 p.m. in the 9100 block of South Harper Avenue when someone walked up and shot him in the ankle, police said. He was brought to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was in good condition.
— A 33-year-old woman was shot in Bronzeville on the South Side. About 8:55 p.m., she was driving her car down an alley in the first block of East 42nd Street when she was shot in the upper thigh, police said. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where her condition was stabilized.
— A 31-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting in Gresham. About 7:35 p.m., the man was near a sidewalk in the 7700 block of South Damen Avenue when he was struck in the chest and transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.
— Minutes earlier, a 20-year-old man was hurt in a shooting in Parkway Gardens on the South Side. About 7:20 p.m., the man was outside in the 6300 block of South King Drive when he suffered a graze wound to the right hand. The man did not go to the hospital and did not provide details on the shooting, police said.
Four others were wounded in shootings citywide.
Three people were killed, and thirteen others were wounded in shootings Tuesday citywide.