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One Dead, Four Wounded in Friday Shootings

By  Alex Parker  and Quinn Ford | May 30, 2014 3:52pm | Updated on May 30, 2014 6:49pm

 Police are investigating the shooting of a man in Humboldt Park Friday.
Police are investigating the shooting of a man in Humboldt Park Friday.
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CHICAGO — A 51-year-old man was killed and at least four others were wounded shootings across the city's Northwest and South sides.

Charles Short, of the 6700 block of South Indiana avenue, was shot along with another man about 6:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Fuller Park neighborhood, police said. He was fatally shot in the head and died at the scene.

A 32-year-old man was also shot twice in his chest. He was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital where his condition stabilized, Cooper said.

About the same time, a man, whose age is unknown, was shot in the 1300 block of North Monticello Avenue, said Officer Stacey Cooper, citing preliminary information. The man was shot in his right side and was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital, Cooper said.

About 4:40 p.m. Friday, a 26-year-old man was shot in the city's South Chicago neighborhood.

The man was on foot in the 7900 block of South Exchange Avenue when people got out of a nearby vehicle and opened fire on him, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition. Authorities said the 26-year-old was a documented gang member.

Earlier, a man was wounded in a shooting in Humboldt Park. The man, whose age was unknown, was shot in the arm in the 900 block of North Trumbull Avenue at 11:24 a.m., police said.

He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.