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Five shot and killed on Juneteenth across Chicago

Officials reported five people were shot and killed across the city yesterday, in the neighborhoods of Little Village, South Austin, Humboldt Park, Chicago Lawn, and Roseland.

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Five shot and killed on Juneteenth across Chicago

CHICAGO - Officials reported five people were shot and killed across the city yesterday, in the neighborhoods of Little Village, South Austin, Humboldt Park, Chicago Lawn, and Roseland.

The first incident of the holiday happened on the 2100 block of S. Lawndale in the Little Village neighborhood just before 2:00 a.m. Police said two men, age 37 and 17, were standing in a kitchen on the above block when someone fired shots through a window from a rear porch.

Both victims were taken to Mt. Sinai. The 17-year-old was in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the left leg while the 37-year-old was initially reported in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest. The 37-year-old later died from his injuries.

While there is no one in custody, police indicated the person who shot the two victims is known.

Just after noon on the 5400 block of W. Hadden in the South Austin neighborhood, police said a 36-year-old man was parked and in the driver's seat of a blue colored sedan when an unknown person(s) began shooting at him before fleeing the scene.

The man was taken to West Suburban Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Not 15 minutes later, in an alley on the 900 block of N. Lawndale in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said a 44-year-old man was shot in the head and killed.

Around 2:12 p.m. on the 6200 block of S. Rockwell in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, two young people were driving in a car together when they were shot and one of them was killed.

One of the victims, a 19-year-old male, sustained a graze gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to Holy Cross hospital in good condition. The second victim, an 18-year-old male, was shot in the torso and later died from his injuries at University of Chicago Hospital.

Later, around 6:45 p.m. on the 11300 block of S. Edbrooke in the Roseland neighborhood, another two people were shot in a drive-by and one was killed.

The victims were reportedly standing outside a residence on the above mentioned block when a dark blue car drove by and someone inside fired shots.

An 18-year-old male was shot in the left thigh and taken to Christ Hospital in good condition. A 28-year-old male was shot in the head. He was also taken to Christ Hospital but eventually died from his injury.


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