5:43 PM PST, November 18, 2012
A 16-year-old boy and a 23-year-old man have died and 10 other people were wounded during shootings from Saturday night into early Sunday afternoon in the city, authorities said.The man was slain late this morning in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. The assailant was inside a minivan and fired shots which hit the male victim in the back in the 600 block of West 51st Street in Chicago’s Back of the Yard neighborhood at 11:43 a.m., said police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
The 23-year-old man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.
His identity was being withheld pending notification of his family, the medical examiner's office said this evening.
Zala said no one has been arrested and the motive was not known.
In a separate shooting which also took place in the Back of the Yards, somone shot the boy at 10:45 a.m. in the 4400 block of South Hermitage Avenue, police said. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, police said.
The boy, identifed as Emilio Palomo, of the 6300 block of South Richmond Street, was pronounced dead at 11:20 a.m. at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.Minutes earlier, at 10:18 a.m., a 27-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the left leg during a shooting in the 7700 block of South Kingston Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. She was treated on the scene by Chicago Fire Department paramedics, police said. The shooting took place just minutes before a fire broke out on the same block, injuring six people, although there was no indication that the two incidents were related.
At 11:43 a.m. another person was shot in the chest and back in the 700 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards but his condition and age were not known, police said.
In a separate incident on the West Side, a man arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital about 12:30 p.m. and told authorities he had been shot in the arm at Madison Street and Kostner Avenue in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.
Authorities went to the scene and found evidence the shooting took place at that intersection, police said.
Earlier, two women were shot while standing on a porch in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood Saturday night, one of at least five overnight shooting incidents that left seven people wounded.The two women were wounded in the first shooting about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 6100 block of South Rockwell Street on the South Side, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
An 18-year-old woman was shot in the arm and taken in good condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Greer said. A 23-year-old woman sustained gunshots to the torso and side and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was also listed in good condition, Greer said.
No suspects were in custody as Area Central detectives investigated the shooting.
Early Sunday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the foot about 1:50 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Kedzie Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition. No suspects were in custody as Area Central detectives investigated.
In what appeared to be a drive-by shooting, a 24-year-old man was shot about 12:45 a.m. Sunday in the 7400 block of North Seeley Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood on the Far North Side, Greer said, citing preliminary information.
The man sustained a graze wound to the thigh and a gunshot wound to the groin, Greer said. He was taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, where his condition was stabilized. No suspects were in custody as Area North detectives investigated the shooting.
About 12:30 a.m., a 31-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the groin area in the 3300 block of West Walnut Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai, and his condition was not immediately released.
No suspects were in custody in that shooting, and Area North detectives are investigating.
Sometime around 4 a.m., two people were shot near the intersection of West Jackson Street and South Halsted Boulevard in the Greektown neighborhood on the Near West Side, police said. One of them arrived at Mount Sinai without the assistance of an amubulance, and the other arrived at Stroger.
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