Two men died of multiple gunshot wounds and five others were wounded, including a pregnant 17-year-old girl, in several shootings across the city late Monday into this morning, authorities said.
The man was later identified as Davonte Flennoy, of the 3000 block of Nottingham Avenue in the south suburb, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was shot in the head, chest and bicep area. Police found a gun under the man, police said.
Earlier, about a mile away in Marquette Park, the pregnant girl was wounded in the shoulder by a stray bullet inside a residence in the 7000 block of South Maplewood Avenue about 9:11 p.m. Monday, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti.
The girl's condition was stabilized and she was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The bullet pierced her skin but didn't seriously harm her or her unborn child, police said.
Police believe the teen may have been wounded by gang members firing shots nearby. The Southwest Side community has had 12 deadly shootings since January -- including the shooting death of a 16-year-old over the weekend -- and has been mired in a turf war between various independent factions of the same street gang, police said.
In the second fatal shooting, a passing motorist spotted a body just after 3 a.m. laying in a vacant lot near railroad tracks in the 3900 block of South Federal Street in the Robert Taylor Homes neighborhood, police said.
The unidentified man, believed to be in his late 30s or early 40s, had numerous gunshot wounds to his head and body, police said.
Meanwhile, on the Southeast Side, fire department paramedics witnessed a 23-year-old man shot in the leg in the 8800 block of South Burley Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood at about 10:37 p.m., officials said. The man was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition, police said.
Less than 20 minutes later, a 24-year-old man was wounded in a buttock in the 6600 block of South Blackstone Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.
Earlier, a man was shot and critically injured in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
The man, 26, was shot in the head in the 900 block of North Avers Avenue about 7:44 p.m., said police News Affairs Officer Darryl Baety. Although the Chicago Fire Department initially said the man was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, Baety said he was in critical condition at the hospital.
In the West Chesterfield neighborhood on the South Side, a 33-year-old man was shot at least twice in the right leg about 7:53 p.m. in the 8800 block of South Michigan Avenue, Baety said.
No one was in custody in any of the shootings.
As of Sunday, Chicago had 225 homicides, 61 more than it did at the same time last year, according to unofficial police statistics.