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1 killed, 5 wounded in South Side shootings

Updated: November 20, 2012 6:38AM



One man was killed and at least five other people were hurt in shootings Monday afternoon and evening, all on the city’s South Side.

James Holman, 32, was shot “point-blank” in the chest during a confrontation between two groups of men in the 6000 block of South Michigan Avenue about 8:30 p.m., authorities said.

Holman was standing outside on the sidewalk near his apartment building with some friends when a group of four men approached them and shots were fired, police said.

Holman suffered gunshot wounds to his chest and right forearm and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:54 p.m., authorities said.

At least five other people were hurt in non-fatal shootings Monday, police said.

A 47-year-old man was shot in the buttocks about 2:35 p.m. in the 400 block of East 63rd Street, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said, citing preliminary information. The victim was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

About 1 p.m., a male got into an argument with an unidentified person in the 700 block of West 58th Street, police said.

The suspect pulled a gun and shot the victim in the neck, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition with a graze wound, police said.

Another man, 18, was in the 8400 block of South Marquette Avenue just before 4 p.m. when he was shot in the left calf, police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Two people -- a man and a 17-year-old boy -- were shot about 6 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Sangamon Street, possibly during a drive-by attack, Zala said.

The man, 21, was shot in the leg, the teen was shot in the foot, Zala said. Both were taken to South Shore Hospital in good condition.

Detectives are investigating, but no one was in custody for any of the shootings as of late Monday.



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