Two men were killed and at least 10 other people were wounded, including a 13-year-old girl a block from her home, during a 14-hour period from late Thursday morning to early Friday in Chicago that also included a police-involved shooting, according to police.
The girl was riding in a car in the South Side’s West Englewood neighborhood about 9:50 p.m. when someone shot at the car from a porch in the 6500 block of South Bell Avenue, police said. The teen was struck in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital, where her condition was stabilized.
Detectives were investigating whether the girl was caught in crossfire between two groups.
At the hospital, the girl sat upright on a stretcher with an oxygen mask over her mouth as paramedics rolled her out of the ambulance. Her hair was tied up.
Larry Kelly, who identified himself as the girl’s uncle, arrived at Stroger in blue pajamas. “My sister called and she said, ‘Your niece was shot. She was caught in the crossfire of gang activity,’ ” said Kelly, 54.
“They need to stop this madness. Our babies are getting killed,” he said.
Kelly’s niece was about a block from her house and on her way back from being with friends when she was shot, he said. She is expected to recover.
The girl’s mother arrived at the hospital with police officers who were trailing the ambulance. She declined to comment when she left several hours later and got into a cab.
Less than two hours after the girl was shot, a 35-year-old man was wounded less than half a mile away in the 6500 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said.
He was shot in both legs about 11:35 p.m. Thursday and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. He was not cooperating with detectives, police said.
Earlier Thursday, a man in his 20s was shot, a 9-year-old boy was injured by glass and a man with a gun was arrested after police fired at him on the West Side about 5 p.m.
It happened at Madison Street and Keeler Avenue after Harrison District officers saw a man shooting at someone during an argument. Police fired shots when the gunman refused to drop his weapon and kept firing. The officers did not strike the gunman, said Al Nagode, deputy chief of patrol for Area North.
Another man, in his late 20s, was shot in the buttocks but it was not clear if he was hit by police or the gunman. He walked into Mount Sinai Hospital and said he had been shot at Madison and Keeler.
A 9-year-old boy in a car on Keeler was “grazed’’ with glass shattered by shot from the gunman, according to police. The boy was treated on the scene, Nagode said.
Police recovered two guns at the scene. No officers were injured.
On the West Side, white sheets covered the bodies of two men who were gunned down in the 1400 block of South Springfield Avenue around 3:20 p.m. One man suffered a gunshot wound to the head and the other was shot in the chest, police said. They were pronounced dead on the scene.
Someone got out of a dark sedan, fired at them and fled, police said.
One of the men was identified as 26-year-old Monticello Scott, who lived at the address where he was killed.
The other man was identified as John Smith, of the 300 block of South Whipple Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, according to the medical examiner. Police said he was 26. The medical examiner said he was 24.
As police worked at the scene, someone fired nine shots about a block and a half east, sending people into cars and houses. A number of officers left to investigate.
The double homicide was the second multiple-shooting in Lawndale in five hours, according to police.
Around 10:55 a.m., three men were wounded in the 1300 block of South Central Park Avenue, about half a mile from the double-shooting, police said. A 30-year-old man was shot in the chin, shoulder and thigh; a 19-year-old man was shot twice in the abdomen; and a 35-year-old man was shot in the right hand, police said. They were all taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where their conditions were stabilized, police said.
The men were on the sidewalk when an SUV drove by and someone inside started shooting, police said.
Police reported hearing gunfire two more times within two blocks of that shooting later in the night. In one incident, police found a car that had been shot up and shell casings on Douglas Boulevard.
Two other triple shootings occurred Wednesday night on the West Side. One happened about 11:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Avers Avenue (half a block from Thursday’s double homicide) and another about 7:30 p.m. in the 4900 block of West Augusta Boulevard in the Austin neighborhood.
• About 4 a.m. Friday on the West Side, a 21-year-old man was shot several times in an attempted robbery in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. The man was walking in the 3700 block of West 16th Street when two people jumped out of a gray van that pulled alongside him and announced a robbery. One of the men shot the victim twice in the left leg and once in the right wrist, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
• On the Far South Side, a 31-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the Washington Heights neighborhood, police said. The man got into a shouting match with someone in the 1000 block of 103rd Place about 12:30 a.m. The 31-year-old was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
• On the Southeast Side, a 25-year-old man was shot in the chest in the Trumbull Park neighborhood about 9:50 p.m. Thursday, police said. The man was shot in the 2400 block of East 106th Street and taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police did not have further information.
• About 5:05 p.m. on the Far South Side, a 37-year-old man was shot in the face while in the 12300 block of South Union Avenue. He was taken to Roseland Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, police said. Police earlier said it happened in the 12300 block of South Emerald Avenue.