A series of shootings Monday have left at least two dead, including a 9-year-old boy, and seven others hurt, police said.
At 4:15 p.m., Tyshawn Lee, 9, was shot on the 8000 block of South Damen Avenue, according to police and the boy’s family. The boy was pronounced dead at 4:39 p.m., officials said.
According to police, the boy was shot after a group of people in an alley got into an argument and shots were fired in the Gresham neighborhood.
At 6:20 p.m., a 20-year-old woman was shot along with a 15-year-old boy on the 7300 block of South May Street in the Englewood neighborhood, said Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago police spokeswoman.
The woman was shot in the right armpit and was later pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Trainor said. The boy, who is a documented gang member, was shot in the right buttock and was in critical condition at Christ Hospital, Trainor said.
Most recently, two men and a woman were hurt in a shooting around 9:30 p.m. in the Fifth City neighborhood on the West Side, said Chicago Police Department spokeswoman Amina Greer.
A 21-year-old man, a 29-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were standing outside in the 3300 block of West Van Buren Street after attending a gathering when they heard gunshots and realized they were struck, Greer said.
All three victims managed to get themselves to hospitals for treatment.
The 21-year-old man was shot in the both legs. He walked into Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized, Greer said.
The 29-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, and the woman was hit in the leg. Both walked into Rush University Medical Center, where their conditions stabilized. The woman was expected to be transferred to Stroger Hospital, Greer said.
At the scene of the shootings, police officers cordoned off the intersection of West Van Buren Street and South Christiana Avenue with yellow police tape.
Groups of three to five people stood, chatting, on porches of two two-flat buildings that lined Christiana.
A man in one group whose parked truck ended up inside the crime scene yelled at a handful nearby police officers: “I don’t live over here. I wanna go home.”
A leafless tree stood near a sidewalk between the two-flats. Someone tied several shiny balloons to its trunk. Dozens of lit candles lay around the tree.
In another double shooting, a 21-year-old man and a 58-year-old man were shot on the 10500 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.
The shooting happened at 4:51 p.m. and left the older man critically injured with a gunshot wound to his chest and the younger man seriously injured with a gunshot wound to his buttocks. Both men were at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
At 7:12 p.m. a 24-year-old man was shot in the right arm on the 600 block of North Leamington Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, Trainor said. The man was taken to West Suburban Hospital in good condition, police said.
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