CHICAGO — At least nine people, including a 6-year-old boy, were shot in separate shootings on the South Side Wednesday, police said.
In West Englewood, four people were shot and another injured after two gunmen opened fire on a car about 6:20 p.m. Wednesday in the 7300 block of South Laflin Street.
Police Thursday morning said the motive for the shooting is still unknown but said two gunman approached the car on foot and opened fire before running away from the scene.
One man was found dead by responders, and another died soon afterwards, authorities said. Demarco Powell, 28, was found shot in his head. Powell, who lives in the 7300 block of South Laflin, was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
Steven Marshall, 28, was rushed in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after he was shot in his back. Marshall, of the 1400 block of West 74th Street, was pronounced dead at 7:05 p.m.
A 27-year-old man and a 26-year-old man were also shot. The 27-year-old was shot in his buttocks and was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition stabilized. The 26-year-old was shot in his shoulder and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition also stabilized, police said.
A fifth man was not shot but was hospitalized after the shooting. The 23-year-old man was injured by glass in the shooting and was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.
No one was in custody for the shooting as of Thursday morning.
In another fatal shooting, a 21-year-old man was injured after he was shot in his neck, stomach and arm and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Zala said. The incident occurred at 4:30 p.m. in the 8700 block of South Loomis Avenue in Auburn Gresham.
The man, identified as Phillip Curtis, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:25 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.
In other shootings:
• A 6-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder in the 5600 block of South Mozart Street in Gage Park about 5:37 p.m., police said. The child was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in "serious, but stable" condition. Police said the boy was sitting in a car with his two brothers when two men approached and started talking with the oldest brother, who is in his 20s, police said.
The two men then began throwing bottles at the brothers' car, and as the car drove away, the two men began shooting at the car, striking the boy in the shoulder. No one else was injured.
• About the same time, a 23-year-old man was shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The man walking outside about 5:30 p.m. in the 600 block of North Avers Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
The man was shot in his buttocks and was taken to Mount Sinai where his condition stabilized. No one is in custody in connection with the shooting.
• Another shooting occurred at 11:41 a.m. in the 6400 block of South Sangamon Street in Englewood, police said. A 30-year-old man was shot five times and was sent to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
• Earlier, a man was shot in his right leg about 9:12 a.m. in the 7200 block of South Carpenter Street and was taken in good condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.