3 dead, 3 wounded in Monday shootings on South, West sides

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Three men were killed and three others were wounded in shootings in a span of about 8 hours Monday on the city’s South and West sides.

In the day’s latest homicide, 23-year-old Devonta Dorsey was gunned down about 7:40 p.m. in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing on the sidewalk in the 4400 block of South Shields when someone approached him, shot him in the head and drove off in a vehicle, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Dorsey, whose home address was not known, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:58 p.m.

About 10 minutes earlier, 36-year-old Bruce Williams was fatally shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was in a gangway at 7:26 p.m. in the 4100 block of West Potomac when another male walked up and shot him in the head, authorities said. Williams was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 7:34 p.m. He lived in the same neighborhood as the shooting.

Monday’s first fatal shooting happened at 12:38 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Trevontez Morris, 22, and a 36-year-old man were walking down the street in the 8900 block of South Cottage Grove when someone in a light-colored vehicle opened fire, authorities said. Morris, who lived in the Southwest Side Ashburn neighborhood, was shot in the back and chest and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:12 p.m. The older man was shot in the left thigh and suffered a possible graze wound to the right leg. He was also taken to Christ, where his condition stabilized.

About 8:40 p.m., two men were wounded in a Marquette Park neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side. The men, ages 37 and 33, were in front of a home in the 2500 block of West Lithuanian Plaza Court when someone fired shots from a dark-colored SUV, police said. The older man was in good condition with a gunshot wound to the foot, and the younger man was in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the back and hip. They took themselves to Holy Cross Hospital, and the 33-year-old man was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital.

The day’s gun violence followed a weekend in which five people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago.

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