A man was killed and another seriously wounded in a shooting outside a convenience store in the Old Town neighborhood on the North Side, authorities said.
The shooting occurred around 6:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of North Sedgwick Street. Tyshawn Blanton, 31, of the 1300 block of North Halsted Street, died and a 20-year-old man was shot in the back and taken in serious-to-critical condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Neighbors reported hearing as many as 10 gunshots and later saw one man being taken away in a neck brace, the other being worked on by paramedics.
Family members said Blanton grew up in the Cabrini-Green housing complex nearby and recently had a child. Before heading to the hospital, family members huddled in the street near the shop, crying, as officers and detectives questioned store employees and canvassed the area.
Neighbors said they are angered by what seems to be an increase in crime. “You can’t even go to the store without getting shot and killed,” said Chante Morris, 30.
About 90 minutes later, a 21-year-old man was shot in the 600 block of East 51st Street about 7 p.m., Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in fair condition with wounds to his right forearm and hip, Gaines said.
Earlier, two men were shot and seriously wounded near a small strip mall at 65 Street and Western Avenue on the Southwest Side shortly after 4 p.m., authorities said. Photos from the scene showed police checking the pavement of a strip mall for shell casings.
A 20-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital; a 19-year-old man was also shot in the leg and taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
In another shooting, a 24-year-old man was wounded in the 13000 block of South Drexel Avenue in the Altgeld Gardens housing complex. He drove to Roseland Hospital but was transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the chest and three to the left arm, police said.
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