May 22

Updated 10 min ago

1 dead, 16 wounded in city violence

Earlier at 2:30 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot on the 7800 block of South Michigan Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, according to police.

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The man who died was shot in the face in the 8400 block of South Commercial Avenue about 11:40 a.m., police said.

Gartman, of the 7600 block of South Kingston Avenue, was later pronounced dead at 12:12 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.   

The man was in walking in the 6900 block of South Talman Avenue when someone fired shots at him from a passing black vehicle, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.

The man was walking in the 4800 block of West Jackson Boulevard when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the right thigh and right calf, Alfaro said.

At the crime scene, police officers cordoned off a small part of Jackson Boulevard west of Cicero Avenue where they found two shell casings and a phone.

The woman was standing on a sidewalk in the 7000 block of South Wolcott Avenue when a vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, striking her in both legs, Alfaro said.

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 6800 block of South East End Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck, Alfaro said.

Both men were found in an alley in the 1300 block of West 31st Place during a narcotics-related shooting, Alfaro said.

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 12100 block of South Parnell Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he was hit in the left buttocks, Alfaro said.

The man was walking through an alley with another male in the 3100 block of West Lawrence Avenue when somebody inside a nearby black SUV fired shots, Alfaro said.

The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 8000 block of South Brandon Avenue when a male attacker walked up to him and fired shots, hitting him in the lower left leg.

At 7:30 p.m. a 56-year-old man was on the 6600 block of South Champlain Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood when he was shot, police said.

The vehicle was on the 4700 block of South Karlov Avenue when he discovered that he had suffered a gunshot wound to his knee, Sweeney said. The man managed to get to Mount Sinai hospital where he was listed in good condition, Sweeney said.

At 5:30 p.m., a 27-year-old man was injured on the 6900 block of South Paulina Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood, Sweeney said.

The man was sitting on the porch of a residence in the 700 block of East 90th Place when an unknown gunman walked up to him and fired shots, striking him in the back, Gaines said.

The man was stabbed in a home in the 4400 block of South King Drive about 8:55 a.m., said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition, according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

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