2 people killed, 5 others wounded in Chicago Wednesday, including police officer on South Side

The officer was seriously wounded while trying to stop a car in the 6100 block of South Paulina Street.

SHARE 2 people killed, 5 others wounded in Chicago Wednesday, including police officer on South Side
Police set up near the corner of 64th Street and Loomis Boulevard, which is near the location where an officer was shot Wednesday, June 1.

Police set up near the corner of 64th Street and Loomis Boulevard, which is near the location where an officer was shot Wednesday, June 1.

Brian Rich/Sun-Times

Two people were killed and five others — including a Chicago police officer — were wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday.

  • The officer was seriously wounded in Englewood on the South Side as she and her partner attempted a traffic stop in a marked squad car. The car sped off but then slowed, allowing the officers to pull alongside in the 6100 block of South Paulina Street, police said. The officer was shot, and her partner jumped into the driver’s seat and took her to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she was listed in serious condition.
  • A man was shot and killed early Wednesday after speaking with someone outside an apartment in the Woodlawn neighborhood, police said. Bobby Farmby, 35, left his home in the 6200 block of South King Drive and had a “brief conversation” with someone who opened fire at 1:15 a.m., police said. He was struck in his chin and pronounced dead at the scene.
  • Wednesday afternoon, a man shot and killed another man who confronted him with a knife in Logan Square. The man, 36, was inside a garage in the 2700 block of North Monticello Avenue when the other man entered around 2 p.m., police said. The man pulled out a gun and fired, striking the knife-wielding man in the head. The attacker, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • A 17-year-old boy was wounded in Austin on the West Side. He was on the sidewalk about 3:40 p.m. in the 5300 block of West Madison Street when someone opened fire, striking him in the back, police said.The teen was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

At least three others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday.

Eleven people were shot, two fatally, Tuesday in Chicago.

The Latest
Robert Crimo III showed little emotion as a prosecutor read the names of the dead and asked that he held without bail. The judge agreed.
That averages out to one council member convicted every 16 months. Thompson is the first since former Ald. Ricardo Muñoz pleaded guilty last September and the 37th since Fred Hubbard in 1973.
A draft report from a working group considers ideas such as aerial gondolas, a monorail and floating pavilions for making the 57-acre lakefront site a year-round attraction and moneymaker.
The initials in the name of the rifle are for “military” and “police.” A prosecutor identified the make and model at a hearing Wednesday for murder suspect Robert E. Crimo III.
The Avenger must team up with his newly empowered ex (Natalie Portman) in a disjointed Marvel mess.