A man and a 17-year-old boy were killed and seven others were wounded during Wednesday shootings, authorities said.
A 33-year-old man was killed just south of 56th Street on Elizabeth Avenue about 9:35 p.m and a 28-year-old man with him was wounded in the abdomen, police said. He had suffered as many as ten wounds, police said, and was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Police said two shooters opened fire with different weapons and left more than two-dozen shell casings in the street. A 28-year-old with him was also wounded and was taken to the same hospital by a family member, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. He’s in serious condition.
Police had a hard time finding the shell casings and keeping track of them at the scene. Ripped up index cards served as evidence markers until police were able to get plastic markers to the scene, but those blew away. When the plastic markers were set next to the casings, those scraped across the pavement in the wind too.
The 33-year-old who died was found south of a newer model dark red Cadillac Escalade. Four vacant lots - the first four in on Elizabeth south of 56th Street - bordered the crime scene.
About 10 minutes earlier, a 30-year-old man standing on his front porch in the West Pullman neighborhood was shot in the right side of his buttocks. Someone fired at him in the 10700 block of South Wentworth Avenue, across from his porch. He’s in good condition at Roseland Hospital, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
Someone shot a 17-year-old in the 8200 block of South Ellis Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood Wednesday night, police said. He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition with a wound to his right foot, Alfaro said.
About 7:25 p.m. in the Logan Square neighborhood, a 27-year-old man was shot in the right thigh, Sweeney said. He went to Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, but his condition was not available Wednesday evening. Someone shot him in the 2500 block of West Homer avenue. The circumstances of the shooting were not available from News Affairs.
Earlier, 17-year-old boy was shot in the head near 63rd and Mozart streets in the Chicago Lawn area about 6:20 p.m. and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Alfaro said.
The boy was identified as Adrian Soto of the 6200 block of South Francisco, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai at 9:51 a.m. today, according to the office.
He had initially been in critical condition when being taken to the hospital via ambulance, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.
Soto was standing on the street when a male attacker came out of a gangway and fired at him, then fled in a black vehicle, Alfaro said. Police said the shell casings were picked up after the shooting and investigators didn't find any at the scene.
Minutes later in the South Chicago neighborhood, a 43-year-old woman was shot in the leg in the 8500 block of South Kingston Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney said. The woman went to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where she was in good condition. No information on the circumstances of the shooting was available from News Affairs.
A 20-year-old man standing in a restaurant was shot about 5:50 p.m. in the 8400 block of South Kedzie Avenue. Someone outside fired through a glass window and sustained a foot wound, Alfaro said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital.
Earlier, about 5:10 p.m., a 31-year-old man was grazed in his back by a shooting near Cicero and Fullerton avenues in the Cragin neighborhood. He was treated and released from Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Alfaro said. Check back for updates.