By Chicago Tribune
A 36-year-old man was killed and at least 10 other people were hurt in city shootings late Friday and early this morning, according to authorities.
The fatal shooting happened about 10:45 p.m. Friday in the 5400 block of South Damen Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
Police called to the scene found the man on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds, Gaines said. The man was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County soon after.
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Police blocked Damen north of West Garfield Boulevard after the shooting as detectives investigated. An investigator placed about 20 yellow evidence markers in the street, most or all labeling the location of shell casings.
The shooting happened just north of two gas stations, on a largely residential block. The street has one lane in each direction, with an adjacent bike lane and also a lane for parking.
A detective at the scene said investigators declined to comment on a possible motive for the shooting.
The man’s name has not yet been released.
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In the most recent shooting, a 28-year-old man was shot at least twice in the back about 5:10 a.m. Saturday in the 2600 West 65th Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
The man was outside when someone stepped out of a vehicle and started shooting, police said. The 28-year-old managed to flee to the 6500 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, where he collapsed. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
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Earlier this morning, a 47-year-old woman was shot and critically injured about 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning as she sat in a vehicle in the 8100 block of South Muskegon Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The woman was taken to Stroger hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the side, police said.
In other shootings since late Friday:
• About 1:45 a.m. Saturday, a 32-year-old man was shot in the arm as he rode in a vehicle in the 4400 block of South Archer Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The man was taken to Holy Cross hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
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• A 34-year-old man was critically injured in the 10900 block of South Racine Avenue in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, Gaines said. The man was taken to Stroger hospital after the shooting, which happened about 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Gaines said. The man was uncooperative with police.
• About 9 p.m. Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the 10000 block of South Avenue M in the East Side neighborhood on the Far South Side, Gaines said. The man was walking when a red SUV pulled up, occupants flashed gang signs and someone stepped out and started shooting, according to police. The 26-year-old was hit in the back and brought himself to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
• Also about 9 p.m. Friday, a 32-year-old man was shot in the finger in the 4600 block of West Van Buren Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said.The man was taken to Loretto Hospital, where he was expected to be treated and released.
• About 8:15 p.m. Friday, two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 1800 block of South Throop Street in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side when someone in a passing vehicle started shooting, police said. The older man, 22, was hit in the thigh and taken to Stroger hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The younger man, 19, was hit in the leg, according to police. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. Police said a shooter had approached on foot and that the men had been outside.
• A 23-year-old man was shot about 7:05 p.m. Friday in the foot on the 9100 block of South Yates Boulevard in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The man was reportedly sitting on a resident’s porch when an occupant of a black SUV began shooting. The victim’s condition was stabilized at Advocate Trinity Hospital.
• A 28-year-old man was wounded about 7:05 p.m. Friday after a shooting reported in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side. Zala said the victim reported he was standing on a corner in the first block of East 101st Street, when he felt pain and realized he’d been shot in the buttocks. The man’s condition was stabilized at Trinity Hospital.