CHICAGO — One man is dead and four others wounded following shootings Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
About 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in his chin and ear in Humboldt Park, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
Cops responded to a call about shots fired in the 600 block of North Springfield Avenue and found the man unresponsive on the sidewalk.
Eddie Murphy, of the 5400 block of West Iowa Street, was pronounced dead on the scene at 12:51 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
In non-fatal shootings:
• A man was admitted to Loretto Hospital with a gunshot wound in his ankle about 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, Greer said. The man, whose age wasn't available, claims he was shot in the 3500 block of North Narragansett Avenue, where the Portage Park and Dunning neighborhoods meet.
He was listed in good condition early Wednesday.
• A 23-year-old man was shot in his thigh during a West Englewood drive-by Tuesday night, Greer said. The man had been standing with a group in the 1200 block of West 73rd Place when someone in a red car opened fire about 9:25 p.m.
Cops believe the shooting was gang-related. The man was treated at Saint Bernard Hospital and released.
• Just after 8 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in his knee in West Pullman, Greer said. The man was standing in the first block of East 118th Place when a gunman in a gangway opened fire. The victim was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition.
• A 27-year-old man is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital after he was shot in his abdomen and leg in South Austin Tuesday, Greer said. The man was standing in the 4800 block of West Superior Street when someone began shooting about 7 p.m.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings.