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Two Killed, 5-Year-Old Boy Wounded in Rash of Shootings Overnight

By  Quinn Ford and Erica Demarest | July 5, 2013 8:22am | Updated on July 5, 2013 10:00am

 Two people were killed and a 5-year-old seriously wounded in a rash of shootings late Thursday and early Friday.
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CHICAGO — A five-year-old boy was wounded and two men were killed in a rash of shootings in Chicago overnight.

The boy was among three shot in West Pullman's Cooper Park about 12:40 a.m. Friday morning, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman. The boy was with a group in the 11700 block of South Ada Street when a man walked up and fired at them.

The child, who was shot in his abdomen, was the most severely injured of the three and was taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Also wounded in the shooting was a 34-year-old man who took a bullet in his right wrist and a 28-year-old man who was shot in his chin. Both were taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, with the 28-year-old man later transferred to Christ.

Just hours earlier, a 7-year-old boy was shot at an Independence Day barbecue in Chatham's Cole Park. That boy was shot twice in his head and is in critical condition at Christ, Sullivan said.

In all, two people were killed and at least 17 people were wounded in shootings since 8:45 p.m. Thursday. Since the holiday weekend started Wednesday afternoon, seven people have been killed and more than 30 wounded in shootings.

Elsewhere overnight:

• In Rogers Park, a 26-year-old man was found shot to death in the street about 5:15 a.m. in the 7400 block of North Paulina Street, Sullivan said. The man, identified as Elliot Frazier, was pronounced dead on the scene about 7:10 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

• In West Englewood, a man was shot to death when two men walked up to him while he sat on a porch in the 6200 block of South Marshfield Avenue at 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

A bullet hit the man — who was later identified as Marlon Obanner, 31, of the 6500 block of South Paulina Street — in the left side of his chest. Obanner was pronounced dead on the scene at 9:53 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Non-fatal shootings since 8 p.m. Thursday night include:

• In Englewood at 3:30 a.m. Friday a 28-year-old man was shot twice in his abdomen and once in his chest in the 5900 block of South Peoria Avenue. He drove himself to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center before being transferred to the trauma unit at Stroger Hospital.

• About the same time and 1.5 miles away from that shooting, a 21-year-old man was shot in his buttocks in the 6500 block of South Parnell Avenue. He was dropped off at Saint Bernard and hasn't cooperated with police, Sullivan said.

• In South Shore, a person was shot in the hip about 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 7700 block of South Exchange Avenue, said Officer John Mirabelli, a police spokesman. The victim, whose age and gender were not immediately available, was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

• In Roseland about 2:15 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in his abdomen near 103rd Street and Michigan Avenue. He was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital before being transferred to Christ.

• Earlier in Englewood, a 19-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were shot on a porch in the 5800 block of South Princeton Avenue about 2:10 a.m. Two men walked up to the porch and opened fire, police said. The man, shot in his back, was taken to Stroger, while the boy was sent to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center with a bullet in his left leg.

• In Woodlawn about 12:30 a.m., four people, including a 14-year-old boy, were shot in the 6000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue.

Shot in his thigh, the boy was sent to nearby Comer Children's Hospital. A 54-year-old woman shot in her leg and a 37-year-old man shot in his arm were sent to University of Chicago Hospitals. A 35-year-old woman shot in her left calf was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

• In Roseland at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, a 35-year-old man was shot in his leg in the 300 block of East Kensington Avenue. He was taken to MetroSouth.

• About 11:35 p.m. Thursday, a 33-year-old man was sitting on a porch in the 7100 block of South Campbell Avenue in Chicago Lawn when a gunman came out of an alley and fired at him. Shot in his left shoulder and right leg, the victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he is in stable condition.

• In South Shore, a 23-year-old man was shot multiple times about 10:30 p.m. in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

• In East Garfield Park, a 27-year-old man took bullets in his back and left thigh while in the 300 block of South Mozart Street about 8:45 p.m. He was taken to Stroger.

Earlier in the afternoon Thursday, three people were killed by gun violence within about an hour. They included a 17-year-old boy, identified as Christian Green, fatally shot by police in Washington Park.

Thursday's violence came on the heels of a bloody Wednesday, when three people were killed and 11 were hurt in shootings.