At least three men were killed and four others were wounded in separate city shootings from Wednesday afternoon to early Thursday, Chicago police said.

In the most recent homicide, a 28-year-old man was shot in an apparent attempted carjacking in the Noble Square neighborhood on the Near Northwest Side about 2:05 a.m. Thursday, police said. The man was dropping off a woman in the 1200 block of North Greenview Avenue. The 28-year-old refused to give up the vehicle, and the gunman fired shots, hitting the victim in the torso, police said. As the victim tried to drive away, he crashed into a parked vehicle.

About 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, a 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the chest and right arm in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. A 23-year-old man was critically wounded in the drive-by shooting, in the 6000 block of South Maplewood Avenue, just outside the Donald Morrill Math & Science Elementary School parking lot.

The men were standing on the sidewalk when someone in a dark-colored SUV drove by and fired shots, police said. The 25-year-old was shot in the chest and right arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 23-year-old was shot in the left arm and abdomen and taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition.

Earlier on the West Side, a 25-year-old man was shot multiple times in the Austin neighborhood about 3 p.m. Wednesday and was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

He was standing on the sidewalk in the 100 block of South Lockwood Avenue when a vehicle drove up and someone who got out fired shots before jumping back in the vehicle and fleeing, police said.

Other shootings:

A 20-year-old man was shot in the left leg in the South Austin neighborhood just before 11:05 p.m., police said. He was standing on the sidewalk in the 5200 block of West Adams Street when a gunman fired shots from a vacant lot. The victim was taken to Loretto Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. 

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, two men were wounded in separate shootings in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.

The first attack happened shortly before 1:55 p.m. in the 12100 block of South Wentworth Avenue. A 20-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

About 45 minutes later, a 23-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the same neighborhood.

About 2:40 p.m., witnesses told police the man was standing in the 11700 block of South Michigan Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside fired shots.

The victim was struck in the upper back and left side, and was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

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