1 killed, 7 wounded in shootings in Chicago Tuesday

A man was killed in a drive-by in the 5700 block of South Calumet Avenue.

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One person was killed, and seven others were wounded in shootings July 6, 2021, in Chicago.

One person was killed and seven others were wounded in shootings in Chicago Tuesday.

The fatal shooting occurred in Washington Park on the South Side. About 10 p.m., a 26-year-old man was standing next to a car in the 200 block of East 59th Street when someone inside a passing car fired at him, Chicago police said.

He was struck in the chest and got in the passenger seat of a friend’s car, who began to drive him to the hospital, but stopped in the 5700 block of South Calumet Avenue. The victim was taken by paramedics to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Other shootings:

  • A 29-year-old man was in serious condition after being shot in Fernwood on the South Side. About 11 p.m., he answered the back door of his home in the 9900 block of South Wentworth Avenue after hearing a knock. Someone he knew fired at him and he was struck in the back and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
  • An 18-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by in Grand Crossing on the South Side. About 12:35 a.m., he was walking in the 7300 block of South University Avenue when someone in a passing black SUV fired at him, striking him in the lower backside, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was in serious condition.

Five others were wounded in shootings citywide.

Two people were killed and five others were wounded in shootings Monday between 5 p.m. and midnight.

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