13 shot, 2 killed, in Chicago Thursday

A day earlier, 21 people were shot in the city, two of them fatally.

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Two people were killed and 11 wounded July 8, 2021 in Chicago.

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Two people were killed and 11 others wounded in shootings in Chicago Thursday.

One of the fatal shootings occurred in Austin on the West Side. Miles A. Thompson, 18, from Northbrook, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest about 7:10 a.m. in the first block of North Mayfield Avenue, Chicago police said.

Thompson was pronounced dead on the scene. Police said it was not clear when the shooting occurred.

Two men were shot, one fatally, in Wentworth Gardens on the South Side. They were in front of a home in the 3900 block of South Princeton Avenue when a car pulled up and someone inside fired about 2:15 p.m., police said.

Deandre Abrams, 26, was struck in the face and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said. The other man, 35, was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital in good condition, police said.

Other shootings:

  • A 40-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in East Chatham. About 1:40 a.m., he was walking in the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue when someone walked up and demanded the man’s bag, police said. The 40-year-old refused and was shot in the leg, police said. The robber took the bag before fleeing. The man was taken to Jackson Park Hospital and stabilized.
  • Minutes later, a 30-year-old man was shot in Little Village on the Southwest Side. About 1:55 a.m., he was outside in the 3100 block of West 26th Street when someone in a passing red car fired at him, police said. He was struck in the abdomen and the left side, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • Two people were shot, one critically, near Benito Juarez Community Academy in Pilsen about an hour before students were released for the day Thursday afternoon. A 16-year-old boy and a 34-year-old woman were in the 2100 block of South Ashland Avenue when someone approached and opened fire about 12:10 p.m, Chicago police said. The woman was hit in the neck and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The teen was shot in the leg and was in good condition at the hospital.

At least six others were wounded in citywide gunviolence.

Twenty-one people were shot, two fatally, Wednesday in Chicago.

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