Three males - 17, 33, and one whose age wasn't immediately available - were killed and at least 5 others wounded in a three-hour stretch this evening in shootings on the city's South Side. A sixth person was wounded early Saturday morning.
The first of three homicides happened about 5:45 p.m. in the city's Bridgeport neighborhood. A 33-year-old man was shot to death in the 3100 block of SoutH Wallace Street and pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said. Police weren't able to provide details about that shooting.
Someone opened fire near 79th Street and Drexel Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, hitting a 42-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy. The boy died and the woman was shot in the leg. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.
A third male was killed about 8 p.m. Someone shot him in the 8800 block of South Prairie Avenue in the West Chesterfield neighborhood. He was first listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back but he later died, police said.
A male was shot in the leg in the 8700 block of South Honore Street about 12:10 a.m., Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. Additional details about that shooting weren't available.
About 8:40 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the head near 79th Street and Champlain Avenue, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County. He's still listed in critical condition.
About 8:30 p.m., a male was shot in the lower back in the 8000 block of South Paulina Street and is in critical condition at Christ Hospital, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said. Police said a second person suffered a graze wound in that attack.
A 15-year-old girl is in critical but stable condition at Comer Children's Hospital after she was shot, possibly on accident, about 7 p.m. in the 0-100 block of 112th Street, police said.
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