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1 dead, 8 hurt in shootings Thursday

Updated: July 25, 2014 1:06PM



One person was killed and eight others were wounded in shootings across Chicago Thursday.

Early Thursday morning, a 39-year-old man was fatally shot at a gas station in the Far South Side West Pullman neighborhood.

Anthony Edwards was walking in the 11600 block of South Michigan Avenue about 3:15 a.m. when a male approached on foot and fired multiple shots, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Edwards was struck several times in his head and body, police said. Edwards, of the 12000 block of South Normal Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:24 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred Thursday night in the South Chicago neighborhood.

About 11:25 p.m., officers who were responding to a call of shots fired found a man, 35, lying on the sidewalk in the 9100 block of South South Chicago Avenue, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

About three hours earlier, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the West Side Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The boy was shot by two males that were riding bicycles about 8:25 p.m. at Kedvale Park, 4131 W. Hirsch St., police said. The shooters then rode away on their bikes. The teen was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, police said.

About half an hour earlier, an elderly woman suffered a graze wound while sitting on a West Englewood porch.

The woman was sitting on a porch in the 5900 block of South Justine Street a few minutes before 7 p.m. when she heard shots and discovered she’d been shot, police said.

She was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, where she was treated and released, police said.

A police source said the woman was not the intended target.

A few minutes earlier, a man was shot and critically wounded in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

The man, 30, was driving in the 2500 block of West 38th Street about 7:30 p.m. when someone rode up on a bicycle, yelled gang slogans and fired at the vehicle, police said.

He was shot in the lower back, at which point he drove away to 35th and Rockwell streets and notified authorities, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition.

A police source said the victim is a documented gang member.

Earlier Thursday afternoon, a man was shot in the South Chicago neighborhood.

The 24-year-old was standing on the street in the 8000 block of South Manistee Avenue about 3:40 p.m. when someone emerged from an alley and fired at him, police said. The shooter then ran away.

The man was shot in the head and abdomen and was taken to Christ Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

About 1:24 p.m., a man was shot in the Old Town neighborhood on the North Side.

The 28-year-old was getting out of a vehicle in the 1400 block of North Sedgwick Street when someone walked up and fired shots, striking him in the leg, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stable.

About 90 minutes earlier, a man was shot on the Far South Side.

The 27-year-old man was taking out his garbage in the 13000 block of South Evans Avenue about noon when someone walked up and shot him, police said.

The man was shot in the hip and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said. Police said the victim is a gang member.

About 40 minutes earlier, a teen was shot in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.

Police believe the teen was shot in the 6100 block of South Langley Avenue about 11:20 a.m.

The 17-year-old was shot in both thighs and driven by friends to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stable, police said. He was later transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital.



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