3 killed, 8 wounded in shootings in Chicago Tuesday

A woman was fatally shot during an exchange of gunfire between a security guard and a gunman near Chicago police headquarters on the South Side.

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Chicago police work the scene where a 59-year-old woman was killed and a 34-year-old man working security was injured in the 200 block of East 35th Street on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2021.

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Three people were killed and at least eight others were wounded by gunfire in Chicago Tuesday.

  • A woman was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire between a security guard and a gunman near Chicago police headquarters on the South Side. The woman, 59, was caught in the crossfire after the gunman shot the 34-year-old guard, who then fired back about 4:15 p.m. in the 200 block of East 35th Street, police said. She was struck in the chest and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. The guard was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg and was listed in good condition, officials said. A weapon was recovered at the scene. No one was in custody.
  • A 67-year-old woman died in a shooting that also killed a man and wounded another in the Grand Crossing neighborhood. A SWAT team was deployed to the 900 block of East 79th Street as police searched for the person who opened fire around 6 a.m. Gloria Binder, 67, was found with gunshot wounds to her arm and hand, and Erskine Binder, 42, was found with several gunshot wounds to his body, police said. They were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead. Another man, 55, was shot in his face and taken to the same hospital and stabilized.
  • A man was shot while driving near the Field Museum on the Near South Side. The man, 19, was driving south in the 1400 block of DuSable Lake Shore Drive about 9:15 p.m. when someone in a white sedan opened fire, striking him on the left side of his body, Chicago police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition.
  • A man was critically wounded inside a Lawndale home on the West Side. The man, 37, was shot in the chest and abdomen by someone he knew in the 1500 block of South Central Park Avenue about 8:30 p.m., police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in critical condition.
  • A 16-year-old girl was wounded in Albany Park on the Northwest Side. Just before 10 a.m., she was outside with a boy, 16, in the 5000 block of North Harding Avenue when two people approached and opened fire, police said. The girl suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder and was transported to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where her condition was stabilized. The boy was not injured. The shooters fled the scene.

Three others were wounded in shootings across Chicago.

Four people were shot Monday citywide.

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