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News code: 25622
Published Date: Monday 21 May 2018 - 09:47:39

Shooting attacks across Chicago kill 1, wound 9

Shooting attacks across Chicago kill 1, wound 9
World  - One man was killed and nine other people were wounded in about 14 hours in Chicago on Wednesday and early Thursday, according to police.

A 43-year-old man, identified as Donnell Horton, of the 1300 block of West 81st Street, was found just before 1 a.m. Thursday lying dead on the sidewalk in the 6900 block of South Sangamon Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago policesaid. He had mulitple gunshot wounds in his back and legs.

He was pronounced dead at 1:13 a.m.

Over the course of several hours, officers searched the adjacent overgrown lawn and shone flashlights on the scene, street and nearby buildings.

No one covered the man's body until the removal van pulled up on the one-way street lined mostly with mid-sized apartment buildings. The man had landed on the sidewalk on the east side of the street, in between a two-flat and a vacant lot with knee-high grass. As the sky lightened and 5 a.m. approached, two men covered him with a white cloth. A few minutes later, they loaded him into the rusty white van.

Also in Englewood, an 18-year-old man was shot in the arm and leg around 11 p.m. Wednesday. He was sitting in a vehicle in the 5700 block of South Peoria Street when the shooter came out of a gangway and fired at him, police said.

He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center and is stabilized.

On the Far Northside, a 25-year-old man was shot in the lower back around 10:05 p.m. in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. He was a passenger in a vehicle in the 6300 block of North Mozart Street when someone fired at him from a passing red minivan, police said.

An acquaintence took him to Swedish Covenant Hospital, but he was transferred to Stroger Hospital where he is in good condition.

Earlier, a 19-year-old man was shot in the hand and bicep around 9:10 p.m. in the 10500 block of South Yates Avenue in the Trumbull Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.

The man was taken to a local hospital where he was stabilized.

In a double shooting, two men were injured just before 8 p.m. in the 1400 block of North Spaulding Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.

A 53-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was unknown. A 46-year-old man was taken to Norwegian American Hospital with gunshot wounds to the back and arm. His condition was also unknown.

About 15 minutes earlier on the South Side, a 36-year-old woman was shot in the arm around 7:40 p.m. in the 1800 block of West 87th Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said.

She was taken to a local hospital where she was stabilized.

Around 7:35 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the knee after hearing gunshots in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue in the South Side's South Shore neighborhood, police said.

He was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center where he was in good condition.

Most recently, a 16-year-old was grazed in the knee about 3:20 a.m. in the 3800 block of West Cermak Road. Police said two unknown males approached the teen while he was walking down the street, then one shot at him from a handgun. The teen was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

News Code: 25622
Published Date: Monday 21 May 2018 - 09:47:39
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