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One Killed, Six Wounded in Wednesday Shootings

By Kyla Gardner | June 5, 2013 9:07pm
 Chicago Fire Department ambulance. (File Photo).
Chicago Fire Department ambulance. (File Photo).
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CHICAGO — One person was killed and six others were wounded in shootings Wednesday, officials said.

A 20-year-old man was fatally shot about 2:21 p.m. in the 400 block of West 115th Street in Roseland, police said.

The man was sitting on a porch with friends when a gunman walked up and opened fire. The 20-year-old man was hit by bullets in his hip and back, police said.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 6:09 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

The man's name was being withheld pending notification of his family, a spokesman for the medical examiner's office said.

Six others were wounded in shootings across the South Side.

A 48-year-old man was shot in his arm and leg about 7:40 p.m. in the 6100 block of South California Avenue in Chicago Lawn, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable but serious-to-critical condition, according to police and fire officials.

Three men were shot about 7:25 p.m. in the 12300 block of South Emerald Avenue in West Pullman, officials said.

One victim was shot in his leg, one was shot in his leg or buttocks, and a third victim was shot in his abdomen, Greer said.

Two men were each in serious-to-critical condition at Stroger Hospital and Christ Advocate Medical Center. One man was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, fire officials said.

A boy was in critical condition at Comer Children's Hospital after being shot in Woodlawn about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The boy was shot in the 6700 block of South Evans Avenue, police said. His age was not immediately available.

Early Wednesday, a 33-year-old man was shot in his thigh about 2:30 a.m. in the 900 block of West 19th Street in Pilsen, police said.