2 killed, 11 wounded in shootings in Chicago Tuesday

The fatal shootings happened in Gresham and East Garfield Park.

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Two people were killed, and eleven others were wounded, in shootings Aug. 3, 2021, in Chicago.

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Two people were killed and 11 others were wounded by gun violence in Chicago Tuesday.

One of the fatal attacks occurred in Gresham on the South Side. A 30-year-old man was standing on a corner in the 7500 block of South Damen Avenue when a white Kia approachedand someone inside fired shots about 3:30 p.m., Chicago police said.

He suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of the body and was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. He has not yet been identified.

Hours earlier, a man was fatally shot in East Garfield Park. The 21-year-old was in a parking lot in the 3300 block of West Warren Boulevard when someone fired from a gray sedan about 11:45 a.m. police said. The man was struck multiple times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He hasn’t been identified.

Other shootings:

  • A 39-year-old man was shot in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side. He was driving in the 4400 block of South Richmond Street when someone fired at him about 11:10 p.m., police said. The man was struck in the back and drove to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. He was in fair condition.
  • About an hour earlier, three people were wounded in Humboldt Park on the Northwest Side. About 10:30 p.m., they were outside at a large gathering in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue when three people fired at them, police said. A 34-year-old man was struck in the arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. A 53-year-old woman was struck twice in the leg, and a 68-year-old woman was struck in the stomach and leg. They were taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.
  • An 81-year-old man was critically wounded Tuesday night in Hermosa on the West Side. Just before 7 p.m., the man was standing on the street in the 1700 block of North Tripp Avenue when someone shot him in the back, police said. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.
  • A 16-year-old boy was wounded Tuesday afternoon in Englewood on the South Side. The teen was walking down the street about 4:30 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Union Avenue when he was struck in the abdomen and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.
  • Another 16-year-old boy was shot Tuesday morning in East Garfield Park on the West Side. The teen was walking home around 4:10 a.m. in the 300 block of South Albany Avenue when someone opened fire from a dark-colored Honda sedan, police said. He was struck once in the leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Four others were wounded in shootings citywide.

Two people were killed, and nine others were wounded in shootings Monday in Chicago.

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