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1 killed, 5 wounded in overnight shootings

Updated: April 25, 2013 11:36AM



One man was killed and at least five others wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday afternoon into Thursday morning, police said.

Dane Whitfield, 31, was shot and killed while driving in the West Pullman neighborhood Wednesday night, police said.

He was driving in the 11800 block of South Harvard Avenue about 5:40 p.m. when he was shot in the back, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into other parked cars before hitting a house, police said.

Whitfield, of the 11800 block of South Harvard Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 6:55 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Early Thursday, a security guard was shot at a nightclub in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, police said. A man who was denied entry to the club in the 1500 block of West 79th Street fired a shot through the rear door, striking the 22-year-old guard in the foot, police said.

Police could only confirm that one man was shot, but Fire Media Affairs said two people were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in serious condition.

About 11:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital after he was shot in the stomach in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. The man told police he was shot in the 3900 block of West 24th Street. Police said the shooting is thought to be gang-related.

Earlier Wednesday, a man was shot in the chest multiple times in the Austin neighborhood, police said. The 33-year-old was shot about 5:30 p.m. in the 100 block of North Parkside Avenue, police said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

About 4:45 p.m., a 33-year-old man walked into Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right side and told police he was shot in the 6700 block of South California Avenue.

About 4:15 p.m., a man was shot in the eye in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said. The 43-year-old was shot near South Wood and West 71st streets and taken in serious condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.



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