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2 dead, 7 wounded in overnight shootings

Updated: September 13, 2012 9:21AM



Two men were dead and seven others -- including three 14-year-old boys -- were wounded in seperate shootings from Wednesday night to early Thursday.

Ornette Massey, 38, of the 6000 block of South Indiana Avenue, was shot multiple times about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 5600 block of South Michigan Avenue and pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Another man, 40, was also wounded in the shooting, police said. That man was taken in “stable” condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital with gunshot wounds to the hip and buttocks.

About 1:15 a.m., Miguel Cruz, 28, was shot in the chest in the 2500 block of West Thomas Street, authorities said. Cruz, of the 2500 block of North Leclaire Avenue, was taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where he died at 2 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

Another man in his 20s was also wounded in the same shooting. He was listed in good condition at Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, police said.

Among the seven people wounded were two teenage boys who were shot Wednesday evening in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

About 6:40 p.m., the two 14-year-old boys were in the 2500 block of West 64th Street when a vehilce drove by and shots were fired, police said.

One boy was shot in the back and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. The other boy was shot in the left leg and taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.

About 7:05 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot in the left leg in the 5000 block of South May Street and took himself to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Center, police said.

About 15 minutes later, a 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg in the 7700 block of South Bennett Avenue, police said.

About 8:25 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was shot in the left hand in the 6900 block of South Western Avenue and taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings as of Wednesday night.



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