Happy 4th of July Chicago…. Sad state of affairs….
At least four people were left dead and 12 wounded in overnight shootings in Chicago, most on the South Side, officials said.
The most recent homicide occurred at 5:06 a.m. this morning, when police said an unidentified man was found dead in the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood after being shot in the chest. No other information was available.
A 34-year-old man died after police found him with a gunshot wound to the head about 10:25 p.m. Sunday in the Englewood neighborhood, said Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines. Jerry Seals, of the 6200 block of South Laflin Street, was pronounced dead at 11:07 p.m. at Stroger Hospital, according to a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
About 1 a.m. today, police responded to a call in the 6400 block of South Paulina Avenue, also in Englewood, and found two men shot, Gaines said. Both died, according to a medical examiner’s office spokesman. Andrew Hartrick, 37, of the 6400 block of South Oakley Avenue, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was struck in his neck. The other victim, 36, who has not been identified, was shot in the chest and taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was later pronounced dead, Gaines said.
Both men were in a vehicle when someone began shooting in their direction, police said.
In other overnight shootings:
* About 8:16 p.m. Sunday night, two people were shot in the 3400 block of South Damen Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side. One was shot in the back and the other in the leg; both are in good condition at Stroger. Police said the two were standing in a parking lot when six people approached and opened fire.
* About 9:15 p.m. Sunday night, police said a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 7400 block of South Vernon Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side. Police found the teen with two gunshot wounds to his left leg. He was taken in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center. Preliminary reports said the boy was walking down the street when he heard shots and felt pain in his legs.
* About 9:28 p.m. Sunday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, another teen was struck by gunfire, police said. Police responded to a call in the 200 block of East 111th Street and found a 17-year-old boy with a wound to the left side of his neck. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ.
* About 9:35 p.m. Sunday, police said an 18-year-old woman was shot several times in her stomach and hip in the 6200 block of South Langley Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side. She was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
* About 11:20 p.m., another boy, 17, was shot in the back in the 8600 block of South Marquette Avenue in the city’s South Chicago neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital.
* About 11:50 p.m. on the Far South Side, a 22-year-old male who police said was a gang member was shot in the side while walking along the street in the 10500 block of South Prairie Avenue in the Rosemoor neighborhood. He was shot by someone getting out of a car, police said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ.
* About 12:38 a.m. today, a 21-year-old man was shot in the back and seriously injured in the 3600 block of West Ainslie Street, in the Albany Park neighborhood. The victim was walking down the street when he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken in critical condition to Mt. Sinai Medical Center.
* About 2:30 a.m., two more men were shot in the 700 block of West 80th Street in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. A 19-year-old man suffered a wound to his right thigh and a 33-year-old man was shot in the right foot and right thigh, police said. Both were taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center. A third man, 20, was a battery victim at the scene and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital.
* About 3:06 a.m., a 50-year-old man was shot in the South Chicago neighborhood. Police responded to a call in the 8500 block of South Marquette Avenue on the South Side and found the man with a gunshot wound to his chest. The man initially thought he had been hit with a firecracker, police said, but when he could not get the wound to stop bleeding, he realized he had been shot. He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, but his condition was not available.
* About 4:30 a.m. today, a 25-year-old male was sitting on the front steps in the 5600 block of South Normal Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side when he felt a pain in his leg and discovered he had been shot. He was taken to Stroger Hospital; his condition is unknown.