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West, South Side shootings leave 1 dead, 7 wounded

Police were notified of the incident around 9:30 p.m. The man, whose age was not immediately available, told police the shooting in the 5400 block of South Prairie Avenue, police said, citing preliminary information.  

The shooting happened near the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and 55th Street, police said. A 24-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to her elbow and a 27-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his neck and buttocks, Alfaro said.

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Earlier, two boys who were playing basketball about 2:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of North Harding Avenue when a gunman approached on foot and shot them, police said.  A 13-year-old boy was shot in the knee and a 15-year-old boy was shot in the buttocks.

In another attack, a 21-year-old man was wounded when someone in a black car opened fire during a gang-related drive-by at 1:15 p.m. in the 3000 block of South Kedvale Avenue, police said.

Earlier, about 12:40 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Flournoy Street in the city's Homan Square neighborhood, a man was fatally shot, according to police.

The man was identified as Timothy Tripplett, of the 4400 block of West Adams Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

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4 Dead, 30 Wounded In Weekend Shootings

Two men and a woman were sitting in a parked silver car in an alley in the 5400 block of South Ellis at 12:30 a.m. when a male walked up and fired shots, police said.

According to a security alert sent to University of Chicago students, the three victims are not affiliated with the school but ran into a campus parking garage at 55th and Ellis after the shooting. University police also responded to the shooting.

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About 6:30 a.m., a 34-year-old woman and a man – thought to be in his 20s – were walking in the 2700 block of North Lavergne when someone got out of a car and opened fire, police said.

Luis A. Perez was found with a gunshot wound to the head about 5:20 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of South Washtenaw, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Perez, of the 2700 block of West 24th Street, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

About 10:50 p.m., 36-year-old Courtney Jackson and another man were in a car in the 1100 block of North Springfield, when someone walked up and fired shots in their direction, police said. The shooter then ran away.

Jackson, of the 1400 block of North Lotus, was shot in the chest and was pronounced dead at Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center at 1:21 a.m. Saturday, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Two 16-year-old boys were shot about 1:50 p.m. in the 900 block of North Trumbull, police said. The teens were inside a vehicle when another vehicle pulled alongside and someone fired shots, striking both teens.

A few minutes earlier, three men were shot about one mile west in the 900 block of North Karlov, police said.

About 10:10 p.m., Grand Crossing District officers on patrol near 71st Street and Paxton Avenue heard shots fired and saw a van speeding away from the area, according to a statement from Chicago Police.

The officers chased the man — identified as Jeffery Kemp — to 74th Street and Merrill Avenue and ordered him to drop the weapon, but instead he turned around and pointed it at the officers, authorities said. An officer then fired two shots, striking the man.

Kemp, of the 7400 block of South Jeffery, was dead at the scene, according to the medical examiner’s office.

  • Allen Montgomery The real humboldt park

    Stop twisting what is written. Threats and scare tactics. Those are all actions your accustomed to. I just call it like I see it.

  • Todd Agosto Analyst/Investigator at Veritatem Cognoscere

    Thugs and their sympathizers/empathizers/enablers need to move where no one gives a sh*t. As much as i hate yuppies and their superficial robotic carbon-copy sheep-like ways, i'd give them a hug before i'd hug a thug. At least they don't trash where they live.

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Endangered Schulze Bakery May Soon Be Reborn as a Data Center

On Wednesday, Landmarks Illinois put the former bakery at 40 E. Garfield Blvd. on its list of Most Endangered Historic Places for the year. On Thursday, the developer said financing is now in place to revive Schulze Bakery.

  • If it comes to pass it would be great news for the community. It would bring some jobs to the neighborhood and would remove a potential eyesore from 55th Street.

  • Bronzeville Curmudgeon Bronzeville Conservator

    Now you talking 21st century Bronzeville, on the Boulevard to the Obama Presidential Library campus on the expanding grounds of the University of Chicago!

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Constable: 2 singers celebrate half-century of harmony

...the alto section of The Festival Chorus. She practices with the group for their May 3 50th anniversary concert at Harper College...

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