5 killed, 12 wounded in Tuesday shootings
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Five men were killed and at least 12 other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Tuesday.
About 10:15 p.m., a man was found shot to death in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
Officers responding to a call of person shot in the 1100 block of North Leclaire found 38-year-old Hakizimana Scott unresponsive in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Scott, of the 800 block of North Laramie, had been shot in the head and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 10:50 p.m., authorities said.
Less than 90 minutes earlier, a man was found fatally shot in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side.
The 20-year-old was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chest shortly before 9 p.m. inside a building in the 7800 block of South Lowe, police said. The medical examiner’s office confirmed the fatality but no other details were released.
An hour earlier, a 19-year-old man was shot and killed in Austin. Abraham Cooper was shot in the chest and shoulder about 8 p.m. in the 400 block of North Lawler, authorities said.
Cooper, of the 4800 block of West Fullerton, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:36 p.m., a spokesman for the medical examiner’s office said. Details on the circumstances of the shooting weren’t available Wednesday morning.
About 3:15 p.m., Glenn Houston Jr., 23, was inside a store in the 400 block of East 79th Street when someone walked in and fired several shots before running away, authorities said.
Houston Jr., of the 7700 block of South Rhodes, was was shot in the chest several times and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:55 p.m., authorities said.
The day’s first homicide occurred in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.
Youman McKenzie, 23, was shot in the shoulder and left thigh about 2:20 a.m. in the 500 block of South Central Park, authorities said.
Witnesses said they saw the man exchange fire with another person, police said. A weapon was recovered at the scene.
McKenzie, of the 7000 block of South Winchester, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 2:55 a.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred about 10:45 p.m. in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Officers on patrol near Cermak Road and Marshall Boulevard saw what looked like an armed robbery taking place, police said.
The robber shot the victim in the back, police said. The officers then chased the robber and fired shots, but no one was struck.
The robber was eventually taken into custody, while the robbery victim, a 28-year-old man, was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. The officers were not injured.
Charges were pending Wednesday morning against the alleged robber, a male whose age was not immediately known, police said.
About two hours earlier, two men were shot in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood. The men, ages 20 and 26, were shot in the 6000 block of South Champlain at 8:51 p.m., police said.
The 20-year-old was shot twice in the abdomen and taken to Stroger Hospital. The other man was shot in the back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Both their conditions were stabilized, police said.
Both men have documented gang ties and were not cooperating with investigators, police said.
At least nine other people were hurt in separate shootings across the city between 5 a.m. and 9 p.m. Tuesday.