Three Dead, Nine Others Wounded in Shootings Since Tuesday Evening

By Tanveer Ali on June 12, 2013 7:15am | Updated on June 12, 2013 7:58pm

  Three men died and nine other people were wounded in shootings that spanned almost the entire length of the city since Tuesday evening, authorities said.  File photo.
Three men died and nine other people were wounded in shootings that spanned almost the entire length of the city since Tuesday evening, authorities said.  File photo.
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CHICAGO — Three men died and at least nine other people were wounded in shootings that spanned almost the entire length of the city since Tuesday evening, authorities said.

About 2:20 a.m. Wednesday, three people approached a 42-year-old man standing in a gangway in the 2000 block of West 70th Street in West Englewood, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. At least one of those people fired several bullets.

Dwayne Duckworth, of the 8700 block of South Bishop Avenue in Auburn Gresham, was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 3:25 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

In Chicago Lawn, Brandon Cage was fatally shot in what police think was a gang-related shooting about 1:25 a.m. in the 3300 block of West 60th Street.

Cage, believed to be in his 30s, was standing in a group when a black Ford Taurus pulled up and a man got out yelling gang slogans, authorities said. The group replied back with their own slogans, after which the man from the Taurus started firing at the group.

Cage was taken to Christ after taking multiple bullets to his body, and was pronounced dead there at 3 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

In a separate shooting around 10 p.m. Tuesday, a 35-year-old man got in an argument with a person in the 900 block of North Long Avenue in Austin, Estrada said.

The other person pulled out a handgun and fired bullets into the man's chest and arm before fleeing on foot, Estrada said.

Miguel Tharpe, 35, of the 2200 block of West Adams Street in the Near West Side, was pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Hospital at 10:37 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

In nonfatal shootings:

• In Englewood about 3:30 a.m., two men were shot by a man on foot while they were sitting on a porch in the 3300 block of South Normal Boulevard, Estrada said.

A 31-year-old man was shot in his right arm and taken to St. Bernard Hospital. A 30-year-old man took a bullet to his back and is in serious condtion at Stroger.

• In Calumet Heights at 12:45 a.m., a 21-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 2200 block of East 93rd Street when he saw a flash and felt a bullet pierce his right hand, Estrada said. He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital.

• In Rogers Park, a 34-year-old man was shot in the abdomen about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of West Howard Street, Estrada said. He is in "stable" condition at Evanston's St. Francis Hospital. The victim has been uncooperative with police, Estrada said.

• In North Lawndale, a 23-year-old man was shot in the foot while walking outside in the 3700 block of West Ogden Avenue about 9:10 p.m., Estrada said. He was taken by a relative to Mount Sinai Hospital.

• In Washington Heights, two teenagers were shot in the 1300 block of West 97th Place about 9 p.m., Estrada said.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen and is in serious condition at Stroger. An 18-year-old woman was also sent to Stroger after being wounded in her shoulder.

Both were standing outside when a gunman approached on foot and fired in their direction, Estrada said.

• In South Shore, two teenagers were standing outside in the 7500 block of South Phillips Avenue when they were shot about 7:15 p.m., Estrada said.

A 17-year-old boy is in "stable" condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after being shot in his arm and legs. A 19-year-old woman was sent to South Shore Hospital in good condition after suffering a graze wound.

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