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Englewood Shootings Minutes Apart Kill Woman, Injure Five Others

By  Josh McGhee and Mauricio Peña | June 24, 2015 7:58am | Updated on June 25, 2015 5:11pm

 A 34-year-old woman was killed and five other people were wounded in two separate shootings in Englewood late Tuesday, police said.
A 34-year-old woman was killed and five other people were wounded in two separate shootings in Englewood late Tuesday, police said.
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CHICAGO — A 34-year-old woman was killed and five other people were wounded in two separate shootings in Englewood late Tuesday, police said.

An early shooting in Englewood left two others hurt, for a total of eight wounded in two hours.

The first shooting occurred around 11:35 p.m. in the 7500 block of South Stewart Avenue when a man walked past a group and opened fire, striking three women, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

The 34-year-old woman was shot in her armpit and taken to Christ Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, Pacheco said.

She was identified as Lucille Barnes, of the 7500 block of South Eggleston Avenue, and was pronounced dead at 12:49 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

Annie Stone, 71, who has been living on the block for more than 30 years heard four or five gunshots as she went to bed Tuesday night. "It's a shame," Stone said. "I heard she had four kids, it's very sad," Stone said as she shook her head.

Stone said she's seen an uptick in shootings over the years despite community efforts to quell the growing violence.

"I've seen this neighborhood go from good to bad to worse," Stone said. "We go to CAPS meetings, we have block meetings, and we complain but we got no service."

A 22-year-old woman was shot in her stomach and taken to Christ, where her condition was stabilized. A 25-year-old woman was shot in her leg and wrist and taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, Pacheco said.

About five minutes later and five blocks south, three people were shot, including a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl, Pacheco said.

Around 11:40 p.m., the trio was walking in the 8000 block of South Stewart Avenue when someone opened fire from a white car, Pacheco said.

A 41-year-old woman was shot in her shoulder and taken to Stroger, where her condition was stabilized. The 16-year-old boy was shot in his arm and chest and taken to Stroger in good condition. The 14-year-old girl was shot in her back and taken to Comer Children's Hospital, where her condition was stabilized, Pacheco said.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings.

Around 10 p.m., two people were wounded in a third shooting in Englewood.

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