(WEDNESDAY IN CHICAGO) – Girl, 15, among 17 people shot over nearly 17 hours in Chicago

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Desiree Jeter, center, wipes away tears as she talks about her 15-year-old daughter Jazmyne, at the family home in Chicago on May 9, 2018. Jazmyne was shot and killed while on a porch with a group of other teenagers in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side Tuesday night. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune)

By Tony BriscoeLiam Ford and Deanese Williams-Harris

Seventeen people were shot over nearly 17 hours in Chicago, including a 15-year-old girl killed while visiting friends on the South Side Tuesday night, according to police.

Police said Jazmyne Jeter was on a porch with a group of teens when someone fired from a passing car around 8:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Carpenter Street, in the Englewood neighborhood. She was hit in the chest and pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said someone on the porch returned fire. He said the girl was not the intended target.

Jazmyne lived about 5 miles away, in the 8100 block of South Burnham Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, according to the Cook County medical examiner. No one was in custody in connection with her fatal shooting.

The girl was among four people killed and 13 people wounded in the city between late Tuesday morning and early Wednesday, according to data kept by the Tribune. Ten of those shot were attacked in just two neighborhoods: Englewood on the South Side and Lawndale on the West Side.

About 15 minutes after Jazmyne was shot, two people were hit by gunfire about a mile and a half away in Englewood. A 53-year-old man was arguing with a 20-year-old man at the back of a building in the 6100 block of South Racine Avenue when other people got involved and shots were fired, police said.

The older man was hit several times and was pronounced dead on the scene. The younger man was shot in the abdomen and was stabilized at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

The man killed was identified as Nevens Johnson, of the 6000 block of South Loomis Boulevard, a few blocks from the site of the shooting.

Another double shooting in Englewood earlier in the day left a 24-year-old man dead and a 27-year-old man wounded, police said Wednesday, correcting earlier information that the man killed was 27. The two were walking in the 6600 block of South Justine Street when someone from a car opened fire around 2 p.m., police said.

The younger man was hit in the head and pronounced dead at the U. of C. hospital, police said. The older man was shot in the leg and stabilized at Trinity Hospital.

The older man was identified as Denzel L. Peterson, who is listed in public records as living at the same address where the Cook County medical examiner’s office said he was shot.

At least five people were shot in two attacks in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

Around 7:30 p.m., three men were standing on the sidewalk in the 3000 block of West Roosevelt Road when someone got out of a dark sedan and started shooting, police said. The attacker got back in the car and it drove away.

A 33-year-old man was hit in the back and was in critical condition at a hospital. The two others, 28 and 43, were shot in the buttocks and were in good condition, police said.

At the scene, officers gathered outside Brother’s Five Liquor at 3034 W. Roosevelt Road, where seven evidence markers sat over shell casings in parking spaces on Whipple Avenue on the east side of the building. Some of the casings were less than a foot from a moped, the only vehicle parked there.

Dozens of people gathered near the storefront, which had its security shutter halfway down. A block east of the scene, children continued playing at Douglas Park.

Two hours later, an 18-year-old man and a 60-year-old man were shot around 9:35 p.m. as they walked in the 2200 block of South Kildare Avenue, police said. Someone in a gray Jaguar fired shots, hitting the teen several times in the head and body and wounding the older man in the back.

The teen, whose identity had not been released as of Wednesday morning, was pronounced dead on the scene. The 60-year-old was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

Other shootings

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  • A 31-year-old woman was shot around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 300 block of North Cicero Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood. The woman was in a car going north on Cicero when she was shot in the neck. She walked into Swedish Covenant Hospital, where her condition has been stabilized, police said.
  • About 12:40 a.m. Wednesday, a 29-year-old man was shot in the 11000 block of South Wentworth Avenue in Roseland. Police said the man was walking when someone in a passing white car fired, hitting him in the lower backside. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition was stabilized, police said.
  • About 10:50 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the 1500 block of West 88th Street in Gresham. The man was dropped off at Little Company of Mary Hospital with several gunshot wounds. He was later transferred to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition. Police said he was “extremely uncooperative.”
  • About 9:45 p.m., a 23-year-old woman was walking with her boyfriend in the 8400 block of South Kerfoot Avenue in Gresham when someone inside a white Ford sedan shot her in the back. She was taken to the University of Chicago, where she was stabilized.
  • About 6:30 p.m., a 16-year-old girl was shot in the thigh in the 2100 block of West Touhy Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood. She was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where she was listed in good condition. The girl told police she was sitting on the driver’s side of a parked car when she heard shots and felt pain.
  • Just before 5:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the groin in the 100 block of West 112th Place in the Roseland neighborhood. He was taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, police said.
  • Around 11 a.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the 3700 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Officers went to the scene after ShotSpotter technology indicated gunshots in the area. The victim was found and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was stabilized. The man told police a man got out of a black sedan and shot him.

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