A drive-by shooting in Englewood early Sunday left one person dead and at least three others wounded, four among 15 people shot citywide since Saturday, according to Chicago police.
About 2:25 a.m. in the 1200 block of West 73rd Place, two people inside an SUV drove by a gathering outside and opened fire, polcie said. An unidentified man shot in the back and head was pronounced dead on scene. A 25-year-old woman was shot in the leg and upper body and is in serious condition at University of Chicago Medical Center. A 32-year-old man shot in the torso was also in serious condition, at Stroger Hospital. A 19-year-old man was shot in the leg and is stable at Advocate Christ Hospital.
Police said two of the other shootings were self-inflicted, both involving teenagers. Shortly after 9:50 p.m. Saturday, police said an 18-year-old woman discharged a gun while she was handling it in the 700 block of West Garfield Boulevard, shooting herself in the hand. The gun has not been located, police said. The woman was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital and was in good condition.
About 1:10 a.m. Sunday in the 7200 block of South Hermitage in West Englewood, a 16-year-old boy handling a gun shot himself in the wrist, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and was in good condition.
In Homan Square, rain pummelled the scene where a 22-year-old woman was shot in the leg while she was outside about 10:25 p.m. in the 2500 block of West Grenshaw Avenue, police said. She did not see who shot her or where the bullets came from, but heard three gunshots, police said. She was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where police said she was stable.
East of Central Park Avenue, red tape crossed Grenshaw, a one-way eastbound street. But in the dark and through the thick downpour, the tape was difficult to see, and a white SUV nearly drove into it before stopping and backing away.
Two of the evening’s attacks occurred about a half an hour apart and a third of a mile away from each other in South Austin.
About 8:15 p.m. while walking in the alley in the 5000 block of West Gladys Avenue, a 31-year-old man was shot in his left wrist and arm. A vehicle drove toward him and someone inside shot at him, police said. He showed up at Loretto Hospital and was stable, police said.
Then, minutes before 9 p.m., two men were shot in a drive-by blocks away. The men, ages 30 and 32, were on foot in front of a home in the 4900 block of West Adams Street when someone fired shots from inside a passing vehicle, possibly a red SUV or truck, police said. Bullets hit the 30-year-old man in his right leg and the 32-year-old man in his left leg, police said. Both men are stable, with the 30-year-old taken to Loretto Hospital and the other man taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.
Earlier in the Near West Side neighborhood, two men were shot 3:45 p.m. at Ashland Avenue and Van Buren Street. Officer Michelle Tannehill said two 31-year-old men were shot, and both were taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.
One victim suffered a wound to the lower leg, and the other man was grazed in the ear, police said.
Police said the victims were traveling south on Ashland when two vehicles pinned them in, and at least three people got out and opened fire before fleeing west.
The shooting happened in the southbound lanes of Ashland Avenue, just north of the intersection with Van Buren Street and Interstate 290.
Police taped off the street around a silver Jeep, its windshield and passenger-side window punctured with multiple bullet holes. Four bullets appeared to have entered the side window. The windshield was riddled with at least 20 bullet holes.
A clerk at the BP gas station adjacent to where the shooting happened said she heard shots but did not see anything.
A second car, a black sedan, also remained in the street behind the Jeep, but it is unclear if it was involved.
Police shut down Ashland between Van Buren and Jackson to investigate. Traffic on Van Buren and I-290 is not affected.
In other shootings Saturday:
Shortly before 3 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 4900 block of West Ohio Street. He was standing on the corner when a vehicle drove by and someone fired shots, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
A 29-year-old woman was shot multiple times in the upper body about 6:40 p.m. while she was leaving an address in the 8300 block of South LaSalle Street in West Chatham. She was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and was in serious condition. Police previously said she was stable.
A 26-year-old man was shot just after 7:25 p.m. in Englewood. Three men approached him while he was on the sidewalk in the 5300 block of South Peoria Street and shot at him, hitting his body multiple times, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospital and was in serious condition, police said.