2 killed, 11-year-old boy among 17 others wounded in shootings in Chicago Thursday

The boy and three other people were wounded in a drive-by shooting in West Garfield Park.

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Chicago police work the scene where 4 people were shot, including an 11-year-old boy in the 4200 block of West Monroe Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, Thursday, March 17, 2022.

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Two people were killed and an 11-year-old boy was among 17 others wounded in shootings in Chicago Thursday.

  • The boy and three other people were wounded in a drive-by in West Garfield Park around 8:15 p.m. The group was outside in the 4100 block of West Monroe Street when a car approached and someone inside opened fire, according to Chicago police. The 11-year-old boy was struck in the thigh, while two men, 33 and 48, both suffered gunshot wounds to the back. All three were transported to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A woman, 31, was hit in the arm and taken to Rush University Medical Center, also in serious condition, police said.
  • A man was killed and another wounded in Humboldt Park on the West Side around 1:10 p.m. They were in the 900 block of North St. Louis Avenue when someone opened fire, police said. Kevin Change, 32, was struck on the left side of his body and taken to Stroger, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The other man, 33, suffered a graze wound and refused medical attention, police said.
  • A man was fatally shot in Lawndale on the West Side around 10:55 p.m. Police responded to a call of a person shot and found the man, 19, unresponsive with gunshot wounds to his face and head in the 1400 block of South Kenneth Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

At least 12 others were wounded in shootings in Chicago Thursday.

A person was killed and 14 others were wounded in citywide gun violence Wednesday.

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