A man was killed and 13 other people, including four teenage boys, were wounded in shootings in Chicago over a little more than 14 hours Wednesday, according to police.
Giovanni Garcia, 18, was shot in the chest about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the Little Village neighborhood, police said.
Garcia was in the driver’s seat of a double-parked car in the 2400 block of South Springfield Avenue when a black SUV pulled up and someone inside began firing, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead.
The teen had lived nearby in the 3000 block of South Springfield Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
Officers searched around a Chevrolet Trailblazer that had crashed into two parked cars on Springfield Avenue near 26th Avenue. North of the Trailblazer, officers guarded a second crime scene where other evidence was found.
No one was in custody.
An 18-year-old man was critically wounded by a security guard when he tried to rob a store in Gresham on Wednesday evening, police said. The store in the 8100 block of South Racine Avenue was closing about 7:55 p.m. when the teen walked in, pulled out a gun and announced a robbery, police said.
A security guard fired shots, wounding the would-be robber. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
About 4 p.m., four men were shot in a drive-by in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. They were standing in the 3400 block of West Monroe Street when a gray vehicle pulled up and someone fired shots, police said.
A 23-year-old was shot in the head and taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. A 20-year-old was shot in the abdomen and was in serious condition at Stroger. A third victim, 24, was shot in an arm and went to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized. The fourth man, 27, was grazed in the arm, and he was listed in good condition at Stroger, police said.
–About 9:40 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the neck and right ear while sitting in a parked car in the 6800 block of South Stony Island Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said. The shooter approached the car and began firing. The man’s condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
–In the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting, police said. He was standing in the 100 block of South Springfield Avenue just after 8 p.m. when someone in a car opened fire. He was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
–About 3:30 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 300 block of South Karlov Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, according to police. The teen was walking when a girl or woman came up to him and shot him, police said. Information about his injuries and condition weren’t available.
–The 13-year-old was shot about 12:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of South Trumbull Avenue in the South Lawndale neighborhood, police said. He suffered a wound to the leg and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
–About 1:10 p.m., the 16-year-old was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 3000 block of West Lexington Street, police said. The teen suffered a wound to the hip and was taken to Stroger Hospital, but his condition was unknown, police said. Police believe the wound may have been self-inflicted.
–Shortly after 11 a.m. on the Far South Side, a 26-year-old man was wounded in an attack in the 10800 block of South Sangamon Street in the Morgan Park neighborhood, police said. According to preliminary information, the gunshot came from a silver Crossover that fled north on Halsted Street, police said. The victim, who suffered a leg wound, was listed in good condition, according to Chicago Fire Department paramedics.
–Around 8:45 a.m. on the West Side, a man was hit when shots were fired from a maroon Buick LaCrosse in the 500 block of North Lavergne Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, police said. According to preliminary reports, the man was walking in the block when the car carrying two men passed. The man, whose age was not available, was hit in the foot and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park. He was listed in good condition, police said.
–Shortly after 8:20 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. The man was walking in the 1500 block of South Komensky Avenue when a vehicle approached and someone began firing, police said. He was hit in the leg and ran to the next block, where he jumped into a friend’s car and was driven to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. He was listed in good condition.
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