3 dead, 6 wounded in gunfight in Chicago Thursday, including a 14-year-old boy – NBC Chicago
Three people were killed and six others injured in shootings across Chicago on Thursday, including a 14-year-old boy who was shot dead in Lawndale on the West Side.
The teenager was shot multiple times around 1:45 p.m. on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of South Karlov Avenue, not far from a U-Haul van that his family had loaded up to move to a safer location in the suburbs.
The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead, Chicago police said.
He was identified as Tyrese Taylor by Cook County District Court.
The boy’s mother moved the family to the suburbs to let him live in a quieter environment, according to one neighbor who said he knew the teenager well.
According to the police, no one is in custody.
A 20-year-old man was fatally shot and killed in a parked vehicle in West Englewood Thursday afternoon.
Around 3:30 p.m. the man was parked in the 6500 block on South Claremont Avenue when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside shot him, Chicago police said.
He sustained a gunshot wound in the chest and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
Early Thursday morning, a man was shot while sitting in a parked car in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, minutes after a separate gunfight injured someone four blocks away.
The fatal shooting occurred around 7:40 a.m. when two armed men got out of a black SUV and opened fire in the 4100 block on West Iowa Street, police said.
A 30-year-old man was hit at least twice and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died, police said. His name was not published.
The perpetrators got back into the SUV and drove west, the police said. Nobody was arrested.
About 10 minutes earlier, about half a mile away in East Garfield Park, another man was wounded in a shootout.
The 56-year-old man was driving a car when he was shot dead in Block 500 on South Pulaski Road, police said. Two people in a black limousine stopped, shouted something at the man, and opened fire. The man who was punched in the jaw came to Loretto Hospital, police said. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital.
The police did not say whether the shootings were related.
– A woman was injured in a shooting outside a restaurant on Thursday evening in West Chatham, on the South Side. The 23-year-old was in a vehicle in the restaurant’s parking lot on the 7500 block of South Lafayette Avenue at around 9:50 p.m. when a male suspect approached her and began firing gunshots. She was grazed on her head and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said.
– A 29-year-old man was shot dead while sitting in a parked vehicle in Parkway Gardens on the South Side. At around 7:00 p.m., the man was parked on the street in Block 6500 of South King Drive when a dark vehicle pulled up and someone inside started firing shots at him, police said. He was hit in the thigh and taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition stabilized.
– A 16-year-old boy was seriously injured in a gunfight on Thursday afternoon at Chicago Lawn on the Southwest Side. An armed man approached the teenager in an alley and opened fire at about 1:15 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Spaulding Avenue, police said. The boy was shot in the groin and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in serious condition, police said.
– A man was shot dead on Thursday morning in the village of Schorsch on the north-west side. At around 11:10 a.m., the 41-year-old visited someone who lived in Block 6600 on West Melrose Street, police said. When he started pounding on the person’s window, a man in the house at the time pulled out a gun and shot him in the buttocks, police said. He was taken to Community First Hospital in good condition. The man was taken into custody, according to police.
– In the first reported shooting of the day, a 28-year-old man was shot while walking in Lawndale on the West Side. The man was walking in the 2700 block of West Harrison Street around 1:20 p.m. when someone in a passing black SUV fired gunshots and hit him in the leg, police said. He went to Stroger Hospital, where he was performed in good condition.
Nine people were shot dead in Chicago on Wednesday, three of them fatal.