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In less than 2 hours in Chicago, shootings kill 1 and wound 4

On the West Side, Chicago police and paramedics respond to a report of a person shot in the 3200 block of West Madison Street on Jan. 23, 2018. (Elyssa Cherney/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
January 24, 2018

In less than two hours Monday, a man was killed and four other people were wounded, including a 14-year-old girl, in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago, according to police.

That brought to eight the number of people shot between Monday and Tuesday mornings in the city, police said.

About 3:45 p.m. on the South Side, a rifle attack injured two men in the Back of the Yards, the latest attack involving a high-powered weapon in an ongoing gang conflict, according to preliminary information from a law enforcement source.

A 32-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, and a 68-year-old man was shot in the lower body. Both men were taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.

In the homicide, a 26-year-old man was shot in the South Chicago neighborhood about 8:15 p.m. on the South Side. Someone approached the man from behind and shot him several times, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead.

The 14-year-old girl was shot in the thigh in the West Englewood neighborhood about 8 p.m., police said.

Other shootings

An 18-year-old was shot in the leg in East Garfield Park on the West Side about 4:15 a.m. Tuesday, police said. He was standing outside an apartment complex when someone fired shots, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

About 7:10 p.m. Monday, a 36-year-old man was shot in Little Village. The man was wounded in the right shoulder and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

About 6:50 p.m. on the West Side, two people were shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. A 23-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man were walking down the street when someone in a gold-colored vehicle fired shots, hitting the woman in the calf and the man in the leg and arm, police said. The woman was in good condition at Stroger Hospital, and the man took a private vehicle to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, police said.

No one was in custody in any of the attacks.


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