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In Chicago's Deadliest Day Of 2016, 9 People Killed In Shootings On Monday

By Alex Nitkin | August 9, 2016 1:37pm
 With nine people killed, Monday was Chicago's deadliest day since last September.
With nine people killed, Monday was Chicago's deadliest day since last September.
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CHICAGO — Nine people were shot to death and 10 others were wounded Monday — including a 10-year-old boy — making it Chicago's deadliest single day since September.

The boy, Tavon Tanner, was shot while sitting on his front porch in North Lawndale Monday night.

Hours earlier, 22-year-old Irell Mitchell was gunned down around the corner from where Tavon was shot.

Erik Williams, 27, was shot to death in Englewood late Monday night.

About an hour after that, a 44-year-old man was killed and two men were critically wounded in a drive-by shooting in Brainerd.

Earlier Monday evening, a 28-year-old man was killed in a shooting that also wounded a 17-year-old in West Garfield Park.

A 28-year-old man was killed in North Lawndale, and a 24-year-old man was gunned down in Ashburn.

Monday afternoon, 61-year-old Michael Lucas was shot dead in front of his home in Chatham.

Early Monday morning, 25-year-old Michael Villa was gunned down in West Town, and another man was killed in West Garfield Park.

In other non-fatal shootings since Monday:

• At 3:45 a.m. Tuesday, a 15-year-old boy and a 24-year-old man were walking to a store in the 3700 block of West Ogden Avenue in North Lawndale when someone shot at them from a passing car, according to Officer Nicole Trainor, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

The teen was shot in his right leg and the man was shot in his right heel, Trainor said.

They were brought to Mount Sinai Hospital, where both were listed in fair condition, police said.

• At 12:48 a.m., a 25-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk in the 400 block of East 71st Street in Park Manor when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his hand, according to a police incident report.

The man was taken to St. Bernard's Hospital, police said. His condition was not immediately available.

Police said the man is a documented gang member.

• At 11:19 p.m. Monday, a 31-year-old man was standing at the corner of 64th Street and Maryland Avenue when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his left arm, police said.

The man was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was considered "stable," police said.

• At 10:58 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in his leg at an unknown location, police said.

The man was brought to Northwestern Hospital, where he was considered "stable," police said.

Police said the man is a documented gang member and did not cooperate with authorities.

• At 5:07 p.m. Monday, a 27-year-old man was shot in his right arm in the 9900 block of South Princeton Avenue in Roseland, according to Officer Michelle Tannehill, a Chicago Police spokeswoman.

The man was brought to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was considered "stable," Tannehill said.

Police could not immediately provide any other information on the shooting.

• At 3:33 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in his left eye in the 3700 block of West Arthington Street in North Lawndale, Tannehill said.

The man was brought to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was considered "stable," Tannehill said.

Police said the man is a documented gang member.

Police could not immediately provide any other information on the shooting.

• At 3:05 p.m., a 36-year-old man was walking in the 4800 block of South Damen Avenue in Back of the Yards when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his inner left thigh, Tannehill said.

Police said the man is a documented gang member.

• Earlier Monday afternoon, a 23-year-old man was shot in his leg near the Cook County Courthouse in Little Village.

No one is in custody for any of the shootings, police said.

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