Various shootings in Chicago have killed one person and left at least 9 others wounded, authorities said Thursday night.
A man was shot dead about 9:40 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The victim was identified as Carlos Morales, of the 11700 block of South Lowe Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office, which said he was shot at his home.
The man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, citing preliminary information.
A woman and two men were wounded -- the woman critically -- when they were shot in the Pilsen neighborhood on the 1800 block of South Throop Street at about 7:21 p.m., said Police News Affairs Officer Anne Dwyer.
The woman sustained a gunshot wound to her eye and was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford.
One man was shot in the leg and was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, Langford said. A second man took himself to Stroger Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.
A police video camera was located very near the shooting scene, and a convenience store, La Estrella Grocery, 1858 S. Throop St., was cordoned off by red police tape. Police on the scene said the three shooting victims ranged in age from about 17 to 23.
A few Chicago firefighters passed through the crime scene to hose off the sidewalk in front of the convenience store. Throop had been shut down to traffic between 18th and 19th streets. The shooting happened across the street from the Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School, 1241 W. 19th St.
The shooting left neighbors in the gentrifying neighborhood stunned. Eva Adan said she called police after hearing the multiple gunshots and screaming outside her apartment building.
"I want to move away," said the shaken 19-year-old student.
Others like Rodrigo Gomez were more resigned to the shootings.
"When it's hot, the gangbangers come out," said Gomez as he stood outside his home watching detectives question neighbors. "Shootings will keep happening."
In yet other shootings:
Two men were shot about 9 p.m. in the 4100 block of West West End Avenue in West Garfield Park, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
A 32-year-old man was in serious-to-critical condition after being shot in the chest, authorities said. He was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, along with another man who was shot at the same location, Langford said That man was shot in the body, and his condition had been stabilized.
Police said the two victims heard gunshots and then felt the pain of their wounds.
Also on the West Side Thursday night, a 45-year-old man drove himself to Loretto Hospital at 645 S. Central Ave. with multiple gunshot wounds, but because of the severity of his injuries he was transfered to Stroger Hospital, authorities said.
Police said he was sitting in a vehicle in the 400 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue when he was shot after his attacker approached and demanded money. He was in critical condition.
About 7:10 p.m. on the South Side, an 18-year-old woman was standing on a sidewalk on the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue when a gunman fired from a gray vehicle, striking the victim in the abdomen, police said.
She was in serious condition Thursday night at Stroger Hospital.
Earlier at about 3:20 p.m., two men were shot and wounded as they walked down a South Side street while on a break from work, police said.
The two were walking on the 400 block of East 47th Street when they heard gunshots, although they didn't see where they came from, police said, citing preliminary information.
A 49-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head and was treated and released from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, while the other victim, a 42-year-old man, was shot in the right leg and was in fair condition at Stroger Hospital of Cook County.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun