Two Dead, One Injured In Separate South Side Shootings

By Josh McGhee and Emily Morris  on July 29, 2013 11:02am  | Updated on July 29, 2013 7:36pm

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 A 30-year-old man was fatally shot.
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CHICAGO — A two men died and another was injured in separate South Side shootings Monday morning and early afternoon, authorities said.

A 30-year-old man was shot in his head and neck in the 7800 block of South Oglesby Avenue in South Shore sometime before 9:10 a.m., according to police and the fire department.

He was taken to South Shore Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:19 a.m., a spokesman with the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

The man was identified as 30-year-old Richard Pierce of the same block.

A neighbor on the scene, who declined to give her name, said she heard seven shots fired. When she went to see what happened, she saw the man's body in an alley, she said.

A woman, whom the neighbor knows to be the man's girlfriend, was standing over the body screaming "Baby, baby baby" and "trying to move him, but he was not responding," the neighbor said.

As she got closer, the neighbor saw that a bullet had entered the man's head, she said.

She said after the shooting, she saw a car driving down the alley and feared someone was coming for her.

"It's good my daughter was out of school," she said. "This would've been when we'd be walking to the bus stop."

Police said no one is in custody for the fatal shooting, and detectives are investigating.

About 11:55 a.m. in Back of the Yards, the 28-year-old man was shot multiple times throughout his body, including his chest, according to the police and fire department. The shooting happened in the 2000 block of West Garfield Boulevard, the fire department said.

Cauirece Graham, of the 1800 block of West Garfield Boulevard, was pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m. at Stroger, medical examiners said.

In a nonfatal shooting about 12:25 p.m., a man was shot in the 7300 block of South Fairfield Avenue in Chicago Lawn, according to Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious-to-critical condition, fire department spokesman Will Knight said, though cops said his condition stabilized. His age was not immediately available.

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