A 23-year-old man was killed on the West Side and five other people were wounded in shootings across Chicago Wednesday afternoon and evening.
Johnny Taylor of South Holland was shot several times in the 100 block of South Springfield Avenue shortly before midnight, according to police and the medical examiner's office. Officers responding to a call of shots fired found him in an alley between Monroe and Wilcox streets.
He was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 1:06 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
Earlier, two shootings were reported blocks apart within an hour of each other in the
A 17-year-old boy was shot five times – in the chest, in the back, in the abdomen and a graze wound to the head – after someone chased him east on 71st Street and south on Rockwell Street about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Police and paramedics found the teen in the 7100 block of South Rockwell. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where he was reported in serious condition.
About an hour earlier, a 20-year-old man was shot in the 2500 block of West Lithuania Plaza Court, about three blocks from where the 17-year-old was shot. He had suffered three gunshot wounds in face and was in serious condition at Christ Medical Center, police said.
Another man, 31, was shot about 4:40 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Morgan Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. He was in good condition at
with wounds to his wrist and left cheek, police said.
About 11:45 p.m. Wednesday, two 30-year-old men were injured in a shooting in the 8000 block of South Union Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood after someone fired into a home on the block.
One of the victims ran to 79th and Halsted streets, about a block south of the Gresham District police station. One victim was taken to Christ Medical Center and the other, wounded by broken glass, was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center.