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Three Killed, at Least 12 Wounded in Shootings Since Monday Morning

By Quinn Ford | September 3, 2013 7:46am
 A 16-year-old boy and two men have been killed in shootings since Monday morning.
A 16-year-old boy and two men have been killed in shootings since Monday morning.
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ROSELAND — Three people, including a 16-year-old boy, have been killed and at least 12 others have been injured in shootings since Monday morning.

Maurice Knowles, 16, was sitting on a porch in the 10500 block of South LaSalle Street about 5:30 p.m. Monday when a gunman opened fire from a nearby gangway, authorities said.

Maurice was shot in his chest and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead at 7:22 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

A 24-year-old man who was sitting on the porch with Knowles was grazed by a bullet, but police said the man refused medical attention.

After the shooting, the suspected gunman ran into a nearby building in the 300 block of West 106th Street where police eventually arrested him. He has not been charged.

Also Monday, a 27-year-old man was killed about 8 p.m. in Englewood. Police responded to a call of shots fired in the 5700 block of South Princeton Avenue, said Officer Amina Greer, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.

When they arrived, officers found a man in an alley who had been shot multiple times. The man, identified as Frederick Brown, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:30 p.m., the morgue said.

A third man, 21-year-old Jerome Wood, also was killed Monday afternoon in Woodlawn.

In nonfatal shootings:

• In Albany Park, a 20-year-old man was shot in his abdomen in the 4700 block of North Central Park Avenue about 2 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The man was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

• Two teens were injured in a shooting about 1:30 a.m. in the city's Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

A 16-year-old girl and an 18-year-old man were standing on a porch in the 8500 block of South Paulina Street when someone got out of a dark-colored sedan, pulled out a gun and opened fire, police said.

The girl was shot in her lower right leg, and the man was shot in his arm and grazed by a bullet on his ankle. Both were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where their conditions stabilized.

• In Back of the Yards, two people were injured in a shooting late Monday. A 16-year-old boy and a 22-year-old man were standing on a corner in the 4800 block of South Winchester Avenue when a gunman walked up to them and began shooting, police said.

The teen was shot in his chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. The 22-year-old was shot in his leg and was grazed in his eye by a bullet. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition. Police believe the shooting was gang-related.

• Another teen was shot in the city's South Shore neighborhood late Monday. About 10 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 7400 block of South Chappel Avenue.

The teen was standing on the corner when shots were fired from a dark-colored SUV, which then fled westbound toward Jeffery Boulevard, police said. The 17-year-old was shot in his wrist and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition.

At least five others were wounded in shootings earlier Monday.