4 killed, 9 wounded Sunday in city gun violence
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A series of shootings across Chicago Sunday left four people dead and nine others wounded, including a 13-year-old boy shot to death on the West Side.
At 4:40 p.m., Ujuan Drape was walking on a sidewalk at 4:40 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Monroe Street when a green SUV drove by and someone inside fired shots, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Drape was shot in his chest and shoulder and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. He lived in the same neighborhood where he was shot.
No one was in custody Sunday evening as Area North detectives conducted a homicide investigation.
Less than three hours earlier, a 40-year-old man was found shot in the face in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side.
Tramaine Taylor, 40, was discovered on a street about 7 p.m. by officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Taylor was shot multiple times in the face and was taken to a hospital, where he died, according to authorities. He lived a block away from where he was shot.
Shortly after 10 a.m. on the North Side, a 73-year-old man was found shot to death in the Rogers Park neighborhood.
Willard Douglass Watts was walking his dogs at 10:07 a.m. in the 1400 block of West Sherwin when someone approached and shot him in the head, authorities said. The shooter then took off.
Police said Watts may have been wounded during a robbery.
An autopsy Monday found Watts died of his wound and his death was ruled a homicide, authorities said. He lived in the same block as the shooting.
Area North detectives were conducting a homicide investigation.
The first fatal shooting happened before dawn in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
About 4:50 a.m., 20-year-old Lorenzo Magana was at a party in the 1200 block of West 48th Street when someone opened fire from a nearby alley and struck him in the head and back, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Magana was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:57 a.m., according to authorities. He lived in the same block where he was shot.
He did not appear to be the target of the shooting, a police source said.