CHICAGO — Four people are dead and at least four more were hospitalized after shootings overnight Wednesday across the city's South and Southwest Sides.
Three people were killed in one shooting in the city's South Shore neighborhood, police said.
About 8:45 p.m., two men and one teenager were standing in a courtyard in the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue when several men approached the group on foot and opened fire, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
A 23-year-old man, later identified as Darius Morris, who lived on the block, was shot in the right shoulder and was pronounced dead on the scene at 9:43 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. A 27-year-old man, later identified as Sylvester Solomon, of the 6700 block of South Clyde Avenue, was shot in the back and left arm and was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead about the same time, authorities said.
A 16-year-old standing with the group was shot in the temple and right thigh. The teen, later identified as Abdul Rasheed Trull, of the 1300 block of East 69th Street, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he died at 11:19 p.m.
On Thursday morning, Alfaro said he was unsure if any of the victims had gang ties. Officials at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office were withholding the victims' names pending notification of their families.
About 15 minutes before the South Shore shootings, a 24-year-old man was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 8900 block of South May Street in Washington Heights. The man was standing on the sidewalk about 8:30 p.m. when a dark-colored sedan drove by, and someone inside began firing shots, Alfaro said.
The victim, identified as Ashton Pugh, was hit in the abdomen. Pugh was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead at 11:03 p.m., according to the morgue.
Police said they believe the shooting may be gang-related.
In nonfatal shootings:
A 41-year-old man was shot in Morgan Park. The man was standing on a front porch in the 1100 block of West 112th Street about 7:40 p.m. when he "heard shots and felt pain," police said.
The man had been shot in the foot and was taken to Roseland Hospital, where his condition stabilized.
Another teen was hospitalized after he was shot in Roseland.
Just before 8 p.m., a 16-year-old was walking in the 11300 block of South Eggleston Avenue when he saw someone he knew walking with a group of men, police said. The teen then "heard shots and felt pain" and discovered he had been shot in the left thigh, police said.
The teen was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized.
In Little Village, a 19-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting police said appeared to be gang-related.
The teen was standing on the sidewalk about 9:10 p.m. in the 2400 block of South Trumbull Avenue when someone in a light-colored van opened fire, police said.
The teen was hit in the chest. He was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, police said.
In West Pullman, a 21-year-old was hospitalized after a shooting at 11:30 p.m. The man was walking in the 11700 block of South Normal Avenue when a gunman walked out of an alley and fired shots, police said.
The man was shot in the foot and was taken to Roseland Hospital in good condition, police said.
Late Wednesday afternoon, two people were wounded in a shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
As of early Thursday morning, no one was in custody in connection with any of the shootings, police said.