At least 3 dead, 8 wounded by gunfire throughout city on Tuesday
A teenage girl and two men are dead, and at least eight other people were wounded by gunfire throughout the city Tuesday, police said.
Police say the teen girl, who authorities have not yet identified, was shot in the back about 2:30 p.m. in the 4500 block of South Oakenwald Avenue. The shooting happened near King College Prep High School in the Kenwood neighborhood.
She later died, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
A teenage boy also suffered a gunshot wound to the leg during the shooting, police said. It is unclear if the two were students at the nearby school.
The pair had been taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, authorities said.
Earlier in the day, Devin Common was shot dead while two other men were critically wounded in a Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood shooting, family and police said
The three were shot at 12:12 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan said. Police took at least one person in custody and recovered a weapon, a source said.
One person was dead on the scene, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. Family members identified that man as Common.
“I couldn’t believe it was happening all over again,” said Kimberly Common, who lost another son, 23-year-old Antonio Common, to gun violence in an alley near the corner store at East 75th Street and South Langley Avenue.
Earlier on the Southeast Side, officers found a 20-year-old man dead in the 10900 block of South Mackinaw Avenue with a gunshot wound to the head, police said. He was found about 7:55 a.m.
A while later, a male was shot at least once in the back in the 7100 block of South King Drive about 1:40 p.m. He was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, authorities said.
About 2:25 p.m., a 23-year-old man walked into Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Center with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.
Later, a 29-year-old man was shot in the leg and hand in the 8700 bock of South Laflin Street about 3:10 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.
Hours earlier, a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 2200 block of West 71st Street about 2 a.m. and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in “stable” condition, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
What appears to be the first shooting of the day happened about 12:15 a.m., when a male was shot in the left foot and leg in the 2400 block of West Huron Street and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.