2 killed, 19 wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday

The fatal shootings were in Austin and Lawndale.

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Two people were killed and nineteen others wounded July 7, 2021, in Chicago.

Two people were killed, and nineteen others wounded July 7, 2021, in Chicago.

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Two people were killed and 19 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago Wednesday.

One of the fatal attacks occurred in Lawndale on the West Side, where a man was killed and a woman wounded, according to Chicago police.

They were attacked about 7:40 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Lawndale Avenue. The 59-year-old man was struck in the chest and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He hasn’t been identified. The woman, 46, was shot in the foot and was transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

In the other fatal shooting, a man was killed in Austin on the West Side. Someone fired shots at the 26-year-old about 5:53 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Van Buren Street, police said. He was struck in the abdomen and knee. Witnesses drove him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Other shootings:

  • A 41-year-old man was critically wounded in Austin on the West Side. About 11 p.m., he was standing outside in the 5500 block of West Chicago Avenue when he was shot and taken to the Loyola University Medical Center.
  • Minutes earlier, a 20-year-old man was shot in Rogers Park on the North Side. About 10:30 p.m., he was standing outside in the 6500 block of North Ashland Avenue when he was struck in the leg. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in good condition.
  • Three people were wounded in a shooting in East Garfield Park. They were in the 3500 block of West Lake Street when someone opened fire about 7:30 p.m., police said. A 35-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. A 24-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet in the thigh. Another woman, 27, was shot in the back and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • Two men were wounded in Back of the Yards on the South Side. The men, both 30, were walking in the 5300 Block of South Hoyne when someone opened fire about 6:40 a.m., police said. One man was shot in the leg, and the other suffered lacerations to his face. The two men drove to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center before being taken to Stroger Hospital. Their conditions were stabilized.

Eleven others were wounded in shootings citywide.

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

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