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One Killed, 11 Wounded in Seven Shootings Across City, Officials Say

By Darryl Holliday | June 10, 2013 5:01pm | Updated on June 11, 2013 8:56am
 In Woodlawn, a 20-year-old man's head was grazed by a bullet in the 1400 block of East 66th Place Monday evening, police said.
In Woodlawn, a 20-year-old man's head was grazed by a bullet in the 1400 block of East 66th Place Monday evening, police said.
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ENGLEWOOD — Twelve people were shot, including an 18-year-old woman who died, in seven separate shootings in the city Monday, officials said.

Kendrick Hunter said his brother was among five shot in the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street around 5 p.m. Monday. About seven people were on his porch when the shots rang out, striking his brother and four others ranging in age from 15-21, Hunter said.

"It happened right on my porch," he said. "I think this is some b.s."

Hunter, 25, said he was watching TV in his house when he heard seven or eight shots outside. He was told that three men driving a green truck had hopped out and began firing when a friend came in to tell Hunter he had been shot.

An 18-year-old woman was also hit in the attack — her brother held her up as blood covered half his shirt, Hunter said.

Police said the teen was shot in her throat and died. She was identified as April McDaniel, of the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. McDaniel was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 6:38 p.m., officials said.

A 15-year-old boy also was hit in his leg, according to police.

"He kept nodding off. He wasn't keeping consciousness," Hunter said of the boy.

Hunter's brother, Frederick Collier, 20, suffered two bullet wounds, Hunter said. Police said a 20-year-old man was wounded in his left hand and right knee.

A 21-year-old man was shot in his left leg in the attack, and an 18-year-old man was shot in his stomach, police said.

Hunter, a dishwasher at a nearby restaurant, said the shooters in the green truck fled south toward 59th Street as he called an ambulance for his friends.

All five were sent to the hospital, said Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

Along with McDaniel, another victim was sent to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, while two others were sent to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department. The 21-year-old man was sent to St. Bernard Hospital.

Another young resident of the block said he could remember at least two similar incidents on the same block in the last two years.

"People have been coming out less after that," he said.

No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as of early Tuesday, police said.

Hours later, a 19-year-old man was wounded about 8:22 p.m. in a drive-by shooting in Gage Park.

Police said the teen was walking in the 5100 block of South Fairfield Avenue when the passenger of a red vehicle opened fire, striking the teen in his right side.

The 19-year-old was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition stabilized, according to Officer Amina Greer, a Police Department spokeswoman.

About 8 p.m., a 33-year-old man was shot with a pellet gun in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

The man was sitting on his porch in the 3100 block of West Lake Street when he was struck in his neck. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition stabilized.

Three hours earlier, a 20-year-old man's head was grazed by a bullet in the 1400 block of East 66th Place in Woodlawn, Zala said. He is in stable condition.

In Uptown, two people were wounded in a shooting in the 4800 block of North Sheridan Road  Monday afternoon, police said.

A 20-year-old woman was shot in her leg and shoulder, while a 21-year-old man was shot in his leg, Zala said. Both were sent to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and were in stable condition, Zala said. No one is in custody.

Shortly before 3 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in his hand in the 8800 block of South Burley Avenue in South Chicago, according to the Chicago Fire Department. He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition.

Just minutes before, a man was shot in the 7000 block of South Bishop Street in West Englewood and was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, Fire Department officials said.

The 27-year-old man was shot in his left eye, right arm and buttocks in an apparent drive-by shooting, according to Officer Michael Sullivan, a Police Department spokesman.