2 killed, 14 hurt in shootings across Chicago

Chicago police stand under a "Safe Passage" sign near W. Fullerton Ave. and N. Major Ave. at the scene where a man, 30, was shot on Aug. 11.

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Chicago Tribune, Staff report, 7:35 a.m. CDT, August 11, 2013 – Two men were killed and 14 people wounded in shootings across the city Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, including a pair of shootings that each left one man dead and one wounded.

Two men, 54 and 26, were shot in the 2900 block of South State Street in the Dearborn Homes neighborhood about 6:15 p.m. The 54-year-old died.

Both were initially taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition. Ralph McNeal, of the 5200 block of South Indiana Avenue, was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m.

Another two men were shot in the 1000 block of North St. Louis Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 10:15 p.m. An 18-year-old taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County died and the other man, 24, is in critical condition but expected to survive.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office didn’t release the name of the man who died. The other man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Police found close to thirty shell casings at the scene from a variety of weapons that were fired from the intersection of Augusta Boulevard and St. Louis Avenue toward where the two men were standing further north on St. Louis.

Police believe they may have shot through their own windows – thousands of shards of glass were found amidst the shell casings.
In other shootings across the city:

A 33-year-old man was shot near 32nd Street and Komensky Avenue in the Little Village Neighborhood about 6:43 a.m. He was shot in the chest and arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition.

A woman whose age wasn’t available was shot in the leg in the 4400 block of West Dickens Avenue in the Hermosa Neighborhood about 5:55 a.m. She drove to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center after realize she had been shot while driving. She’s in stable condition.

A gunman shot a 29-year-old man was shot in the wrist and grazed a 22-year-old woman in the forehead as the pair sat in a car after leaving a party about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. They were shot in the 3100 block of West Fillmore Street in the Lawndale neighborhood and drove to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. Both are in good condition, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
Near 71st and Wood streets in the Englewood neighborhood about 2:30 a.m., an 18-year-old woman walking with her aunt was shot in the knee. They heard shots and felt pain, Greer said. She’s in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Someone shot from one car into another next to a gas station on Fullerton Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood about 12:50 a.m. A 30-year-old man was shot in the knee about a block west of Central Avenue as he sat in a car and he was driven to Kilpatrick Avenue and Fullerton Avenue, where police and an ambulance found him. He was taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.
A 30-year-old man was shot in the 7900 block of South Francisco Avenue in the Wrightwood neighborhood about 10:15 p.m. He was shot in the lower right leg and is in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Someone shot a 27-year-old man near Rockwell Street and Wabansia Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood. The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. and the man is in stable condition at Norwegian American Hospital. He was on a bike when someone in an SUV shot at him.
About 9 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 7100 block of South Sangamon Street in the Englewood neighborhood, officials said. The victim suffered a gunshot or graze wound to the head, Greer said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and was stabilized, Fire Department spokesman Chief Juan Hernandez said.
About 7 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot in the 2400 block of East 106th Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss. The man, who was shot in the ankle, walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital for treatment.
About 5:05 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the back and stomach in the 1400 block of East 74th Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. The boy was taken to Jackson ParkHospital in serious condition, he said.
Early Saturday afternoon, a man was in an alley in the 1800 block of West 44th Street when he was shot about 12:30 p.m., said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan. He suffered wounds to the arm, leg and buttocks, Sullivan said. The man, 22, was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, in critical condition, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.
News Affairs had no detailed description of what happened in any of the five shootings.
Check back for updates.

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