CHICAGO — An 18-year-old man was killed and four others were wounded in shootings across the city's South Side Monday, officials said.
The teen was shot and killed in the Washington Heights neighborhood about 8 p.m. Monday, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman. The man was identified as Stephon Wright, of the 10800 block of South Racine Avenue, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
Wright was sitting in a car with a woman in the 10400 block of South Green Street when a car pulled up and someone inside opened fire, officials said.
As Wright tried to run away, the shooter got out of his car and continued shooting. Wright was shot in his head and chest, Gaines said. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m.
Gaines said the woman who was with Wright during the shooting was unharmed.
Hours later, a 15-year-old boy was shot in Chicago Lawn.
The boy was in the 6400 block of South Claremont Avenue about 10:42 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain. Police said the boy was shot in his leg.
He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where he was listed in good condition.
About 9:30 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in Washington Park. The man was standing outside in the first block of East 59th Street when he was shot, Gaines said.
The man suffered graze wounds on his back and calf. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was listed in good condition. Police did not have details about what may have prompted the shooting.
Monday afternoon, two women were shot in Roseland. One woman was shot in her chest, and the other was shot in her arm, police said.
The shooting happened about 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of 102nd and State streets. Both women were taken to area hospitals.