5 dead, at least 4 others injured in Wednesday’s shootings across the city – NBC Chicago

Chicago police said five people were killed, four of them in the space of four hours, and four others were injured in shootings across the city on Wednesday.

The first fatal shooting of the day occurred in the 2500 block of East 79e Street around 1:12 a.m., according to police.

Authorities say a 25-year-old man was standing outside when someone fired multiple bullets at him, hitting him in the neck and repeatedly in the body.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Chicago police said four more victims were killed in shootings that occurred within four hours on Wednesday afternoon. The first of these happened in the first block of West 79e Street around 3.30pm when a 46-year-old man was shot in the chest near the entrance gates to the CTA’s Red Line stop.

The man was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Just before 6 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Union, a man was standing near a sidewalk when he was hit in the head by gunfire, police said.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago in critical condition, but was pronounced dead a short time later.

Just 15 minutes later, another fatal shooting was reported, this time in the 2300 block of South Western Avenue. Police say a 19-year-old man was sitting inside a car when he was shot multiple times.

The teenager was taken to Mount Sinai, where he was pronounced dead.

At around 7:22 p.m., two men were standing near a street when they were shot by a person in a passing vehicle.

One of the victims was struck in the upper body and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

A second victim, a 36-year-old man, was shot in the leg and was in good condition at an area hospital.

Here are the other shootings that occurred on Wednesday:

— Just before 6 a.m. in the 3300 block of West Chicago, a man was walking down an alley when he was involved in a verbal altercation with an unknown assailant. This man pulled out a gun and shot the victim in the left thigh. The victim was transported to an area hospital in serious condition.

– At approximately 6:06 p.m., in the 5200 block of West Kamerling, a 42-year-old man was shot in the back, head and arm while sitting inside a vehicle. Police said he was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

– Police say a 26-year-old man was sitting inside a vehicle in the 8600 block of South May at around 7.32pm when he was shot in the left side. The man was hospitalized in good condition.

*No suspects are in custody in connection with any of these shootings.

NBC Chicago

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