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1 killed, 5 wounded in Calumet Heights mass shooting

They were in a parking lot Saturday when two male suspects fired shots from an alley in the 1600 block of East 87th Place.

Chicago police officials investigate in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, where one person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Calumet Heights neighborhood alley.
Chicago police officials investigate in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, where one person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Calumet Heights neighborhood alley.
Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times

A man was killed and five people were wounded in a mass shooting Saturday night in Calumet Heights on the South Side, officials said.

The group was in a parking lot about 9:10 p.m. when two male suspects fired shots from an alley in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, according to Chicago police.

A 39-year-old man was struck in the abdomen and showed up at Jackson Park Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He was identified as Alfonso Frencha by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Another man, 40, was shot in the back and leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said. Another 39-year old man was struck in the ankle and was also transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.

A fourth man, 32, was shot in the leg and self-transported to Trinity Hospital in good condition, police said.

A 44-year-old woman was struck in the leg and self-transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition, police said. The other, 25, was shot in the arm and also self-transported to Trinity Hospital.

More than 41 yellow, numbered evidence markers — typically used to denote the location of shell casings — littered the ground at both ends of the block-long alley, which was surrounded by garages on one side and a row of business parking lots to the north.

The crime scene was relatively quiet, outside of some chatter from investigators and cars traveling through a Checkers drive-thru at the west end of the alley.

No arrests were made Saturday night as police investigated.

Four men were wounded in another mass shooting inside a business in Bronzeville on the South Side Thursday afternoon.

Two gunmen opened fire about 4:10 p.m. in the 300 block of East 47th Street, Chicago police said.

A 30-year-old man was struck in the chest and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

Another man, 36, suffered gunshot wounds to the head and ankle and a man, 36, was hit in the wrist, police said. The fourth victim, a 60-year-old man, was struck in the thigh, police said.

They were taken to the hospital in good condition.

Shell casings and more than 41 evidence markers litter the ground in an alley in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, where six people were shot, one fatally, Saturday night.
Shell casings and more than 41 evidence markers litter the ground in an alley in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, where six people were shot, one fatally, Saturday night.
Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
Chicago police officials investigate in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, where one person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Calumet Heights neighborhood alley.
Chicago police officials investigate in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, where one person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Calumet Heights neighborhood alley.
Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times
Chicago police officials investigate in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, where one person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Calumet Heights neighborhood alley.
Chicago police officials investigate in the 1600 block of East 87th Place, where one person was killed and five others were wounded in a shooting Saturday night in the Calumet Heights neighborhood alley.
Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times