Man shot dead in South Shore, woman wounded in West Lawn in separate afternoon attacks

The shooting happened within 30 minutes of each other Wednesday afternoon, police said.

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At least 26 people were shot in Chicago in the first night of the weekend.

A person was shot to death Feb. 9, 2022, in South Shore.

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A 21-year-old man was killed in the South Shore neighborhood, and a woman was wounded in West Lawn in two separate attacks within a half hour of each other Wednesday afternoon.

He was shot in the chest near a sidewalk around 12:40 p.m. in the 1600 block of East 68th Street, Chicago police said.

Paramedics took him to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

He was identified Thursday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Denzell Moore. An autopsy conducted ruled his death a homicide.

He was around 30 years old, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt said.

About 30 minutes later, an 18-year-old woman was shot in her leg while crossing the street in the 3600 block of West 59th Street, on the border of West Elsdon and West Lawn, police said. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and was reported in good condition.

Police reported no arrests.

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