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15-Year-Old Shot and Killed in Auburn Gresham, 7 Others Hurt in Shootings

 Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in Auburn Gresham.
Police investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in Auburn Gresham.
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DNAinfo/Darryl Holliday

CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy was shot dead in Auburn Gresham, one of eight people wounded by bullets across the city since Thursday afternoon, police said.

The teen, who was later identified as Patrick Sykes, was fatally wounded in the 1700 block of West 85th Street about 12:30 p.m., said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman.

Sykes was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 1:15 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Police could not immediately confirm if anyone was in custody for the shooting. 

Sykes, who had recently moved to California and was in town visiting family, was the fifth person shot dead in a bloody 24 hours that left at least 15 others wounded from shootings.

It also was one of at least five shootings since Thursday afternoon.

An 18-year-old man was shot in his back in the 12700 block of South Wallace Street in West Pullman about midnight Thursday, police said.

The man ran about a quarter-mile to the 12600 block of South Eggleston Avenue before calling police. He was taken to Christ in critical condition.

On the West Side, bullets were fired into a crowd, wounding three women at 10 p.m. Thursday near the ABLA-Robert Brooks Homes in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue.

All three were sent to Stroger Hospital. A 21-year-old was treated and released after being shot in her arm. A 19-year-old is in "stable" condition after being shot in her pelvis, buttocks and both wrists. A 21-year-old was shot in her ankle and is in good condition.

In New City, a 20-year-old man was sent to St. Bernard Hospital when he was shot in his leg in a possible drive-by about 9:45 p.m. in the 700 block of West Garfield Avenue, police said.

In Marquette Park, another 20-year-old man took a bullet in his knee in the 2700 block of West 64th Street about 2:10 p.m., police said. He was sent to Christ.

About 30 minutes earlier, a 22-year-old man was shot in his leg in the 7400 block of South Emerald Avenue in Englewood, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard.