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6 killed, 12 wounded in 24 hours from Tuesday to Wednesday afternoons

Authorities reported 6 people shot and killed with an additional 12 people wounded in citywide violence in the last 24 hours - from Tuesday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m. through Wednesday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m.

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6 killed, 12 wounded in 24 hours from Tuesday to Wednesday afternoons

CHICAGO - Authorities reported 6 people shot and killed with an additional 13 people wounded in citywide violence in the last 24 hours - from Tuesday, July 26 at 5:00 p.m. through Wednesday, July 27 at 5:00 p.m.

A violent 24 hour period from Tuesday to Wednesday saw 6 people shot and killed with an additional 10 people wounded in citywide violence.

The first incident happened just after 5:00 p.m. in the 200 block of W. 69th Place in the Englewood neighborhood. Police said a 28-year-old male was sitting on the steps of an abandoned home when a dark colored Nissan drove by and fired shots. The victim was shot in the leg and ear but taken to University of Chicago Hospital in good condition.

A little less than two hours later, a 15-year-old girl was shot and killed in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. The teen was shot in the head and pronounced dead. Authorities announced they had a person of interest in custody for questioning and further investigation into the incident revealed the girl may have been killed due to a negligent discharge of a firearm by her younger brother.

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Just over a half hour later, in the 4800 block of S. Justine in the New City community area, a 22-year-old woman was inside of a vehicle when she was approached by at least two offenders who produced handguns and fired shots. The victim sustained a graze wound to the torso and was treated and released on scene.

Around 8:23 p.m. in the 1600 block of W. Fullerton in Lincoln Park, police said a 21-year-old man was approached by an unidentified male offender who reached for the victim’s handgun which was located on his waistband. While doing so, the victim believes the weapon discharged and appeared to have struck the male offender once in the leg. The offender still demanded the victim’s cellphone and fled the scene once the victim complied. The victim was not injured and there has there has not been a person shot found in the immediate area.

The second death of the evening occurred around 9:24 p.m. in the 100 block of N. LaCrosse in the Austin neighborhood. Police responded to shots fired and found an unidentified male victim, approximately 30 to 35 years of age, laying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds through his body. The unidentified man was taken to West Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Just after 10:00 p.m. in the 1800 block of W. 51st Street, back in the New City area, a 21-year-old male told police he was outside when he heard several shots fired and felt pain. The victim was shot in the lower back and taken to University of Chicago where he is listed in fair condition.

Just after midnight, the third homicide victim was found inside a residence on the 1300 block of E. 75th Street in the South Shore neighborhood. Police reportedly found a 43-year-old male victim unresponsive and with several gunshot wounds throughout his body. He was pronounced on scene.

Just after midnight in the 200 block of N. Kilpatrick, again in the Austin area, a 22-year-old female and a 16-year-old female were both standing outside when they heard multiple shots fired. The 22-year-old female victim was shot in the ankle and taken to West Suburban Hospital in good condition. The 16-year-old female victim was shot in the torso and taken to Stroger Hospital where she is listed in serious condition.

Just 15 minutes later back in the Englewood neighborhood, on the 6100 block of S. Bishop, a 15-year-old boy was outside when he heard multiple shots fired and felt pain. The teen had been shot in the leg was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition. The victim was unable to provide further details of the incident.

The fourth homicide of the night happened around 1:09 a.m. in the 10600 block of S. Hoxie, which is in the Deering neighborhood on the city's far south side, Chicago Police and the Chicago Fire Department responded to an auto accident and found a vehicle that had struck two unoccupied parked vehicles. The striking vehicle was occupied by a 34-year-old male victim that was unresponsive and with a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to the University of Chicago where he was initially listed in critical condition, but he later died from his injury.

The fifth homicide happened shortly after, at approximately 1:15 a.m. in the 2500 block of W. Monroe, which is a couple blocks west of the United Center on the Near West Side. A witness told police they heard multiple shots fired and saw a car speeding away from the scene. When officers arrived they found a 19-year-old male victim with a gunshot wound to the face. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Just 15 minutes later, in the 500 block of S. Hamlin in the Garfield Park neighborhood, a 33-year-old male was sitting in his vehicle at a red light when he was shot in the back and the neck. The victim believes that he was shot from a car that fled from the scene. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he is listed in fair condition.

Around 3:00 a.m., at a Subway restaurant in the 4700 block of W. Fullerton in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood, police reported that an unidentified male offender entered the Subway restaurant and demanded money from the register. The victim, a 23-year-old working the counter, allegedly did not comply. The offender then shot the victim on the hand and in the back before fleeing the scene on foot. The victim was taken to Illinois Masonic in critical condition.

The sixth homicide occurred around 3:44 p.m. in the 11200 block of S. Eggleston in the Roseland neighborhood on the city's south side. Police discovered an unidentified John Doe victim with multiple gunshot wounds to the body near an alley on the aforementioned block. The victim was pronounced dead on scene.

The last shooting of the 24 hour period occurred approximately 4:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of W. Lake again in the Austin neighborhood. Police said three people were walking down the street when two people got out of an unknown vehicle and fired shots.

  • Victim #1: 42-year-old male was shot in the back, leg, and abdomen. Taken to Stroger hospital in critical condition.
  • Victim #2: 48-year-old female with a gunshot wound to the upper left thigh. Taken to Stroger in critical condition.
  • Victim #3: 43-year-old male taken to Mount Sinai hospital in an unknown condition.

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