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At Least 10 Shot, One Fatally, So Far in 2013

By Paul Biasco | January 1, 2013 11:52am | Updated on January 1, 2013 2:51pm

CHICAGO — One man was killed and at least ten others were wounded in gun violence throughout Chicago early Tuesday, police said. 

The first shooting victim of 2013 was a 29-year-old man who was shot outside a bar in Austin, police said.

The man was struck in the head with a bottle inside a bar in the 5100 block of West Madison Street at 1:15 a.m. before he ran outside and was shot in the left shoulder and mouth, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in "stable" condition.

The second shooting victim of the year, a 22-year-old man, was wounded during a party inside a basement in the 9700 block of South Beverly Avenue at 1:55 a.m., police said. The man was shot in his upper left leg and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition.

Also on the South Side, a 22-year-old man was shot in the 11700 block of South Sangamon Street about 2:40 a.m. The man walked into the hospital at Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island and was transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

About the same time, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 1600 block of North Kedzie Avenue in Logan Square, according to police. The boy got out of a vehicle and began fighting with a group of people before someone in the crowd shot at him several times, striking him once in the shoulder. Police said a witness took the victim to Norweigan Hospital, but he was transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in good condition.

At 2:45 a.m., police responded to the 5700 block of South Laflin Street and found a 20-year-old man shot in the forearm, but he refused medical treatment, authorities said.

A 20-year-old man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the throat in an alley in the 700 block of North Noble Street in West Town at 3:50 a.m., police said. The man, Octavius Dontrell Lamb, of the 700 block of North Throop Street, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 4:16 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

Lamb was Chicago's first murder victim of 2013.

Police responded to the 200 block of West 38th Place at 3:50 a.m. and found a 17-year-old girl who was shot in her upper left leg and a 31-year-old man who was shot in his lower back, police said. The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition and the girl was taken to Mercy Hospital in good condition.

A 20-year-old woman was shot in the face and back and a 28-year-old man was shot in the head and chest at 6:10 a.m. in the 5900 block of South Maplewood Avenue in Chicago Lawn, according to police. The woman was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital, and the man was in grave condition at Stroger Hospital, said Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.

One person was in custody was was being questioned Tuesday morning, police said.