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Fatal Shooting in “Chiraq” 1 Dead and 7 wounded (Video)

People gather after the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man in the 5700 block of South Morgan Street in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood on Monday, March 30, 2015. (Eric Clark, for the Chicago Tribune)


A man was killed and seven other people, including a 62-year-old woman, were wounded in separate shootings on the South and West sides on Monday, Chicago police said.

In the most serious shooting in the Englewood neighborhood, a 24-year-old man died after being shot in the 5700 block of South Morgan Street, according to Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.

The man was seated in a vehicle at 1:55 p.m. when another vehicle drove up to him and someone from inside fired, Sweeney said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dozens of people rushed the scene after police parked two squadrols and a handful of other police vehicles in a semicircle around the car in an attempt to block people from getting a look at the man’s body.

To get to the scene, people yanked down police tape and rushed across the intersection of May and 56th Streets.

Relatives of the man lined up against an iron fence and jumped on a police vehicle. From on top of the police SUV, several people yelled at police as they began moving the body in a black bag to an awaiting squadrol.

Moments later a dozen or so police vehicles clogged the streets leading to the intersection to help clear the crowd.

Relatives of the man continued to rush the scene every 15 or 20 minutes after the shooting, causing police to restrain the people before releasing them. Police issued warnings to several people who continued to try and rush the crime scene. No one was arrested.

Forensics investigators continued to gather evidence from the vehicle after the body was removed. Several arguments broke out as the crowd began dispersing and eventually quieted down.

During the investigation, another shooting happened in Englewood. A little more than half a mile from the homicide, a 32-year-old man was shot in the leg at 3:30 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Laflin Street, police said.

As the gunfire was announced over the police radio, officers at the homicide scene leaned into their radios to listen. The victim was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center in good condition, police said.

Most recently, a 19-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 8:15 p.m. in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.

The man was walking in the 8000 block of South Normal Avenue when someone fired shots from a nearby gray van, striking him in the leg, Greer said. The van then fled southbound.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition stabilized, Greer said.

No one was in custody as a result of the shooting, and no other information was available.

On the West Side at 6:46 p.m., a man was shot in the foot in the 4200 block of West Adams Street. The 25-year-old man was in good condition at Stroger Hospital, police said.

On the South Side at about 7 p.m., a 62-year-old woman was shot in the 7300 block of South Winchester Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Bari Lemmon.

The woman was down the street when a male exited a van and shot toward another group of males on the block, Lemmon said.

The woman heard gunshots and felt pain, Lemmon said. She suffered a graze wound to her lower back and was in good condition, Lemmon said. The woman did not appear to be the intended target.

Also on the South Side, a 25-year-old man was shot in the arm at 6:20 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Vernon Avenue, Sweeney said. The man managed to get himself to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was in good condition, Sweeney said.

On the West Side at about 4 p.m., a 29-year-old man was wounded while walking in the 3800 block of West Chicago Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood,  Lemmon said. The man, a known gang member, was shot in the foot and taken to Norwegian-American Hospital in good condition, Lemmon said.

Earlier on the South Side, a 26-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot in the Bronzeville neighborhood Monday morning, officials said. Paramedics were sent to the 4900 block of South Langley Avenue about 11 a.m., according to a Chicago Fire Department spokesman.

The man was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition after being shot in the left shoulder in what police believe is a gang-related incident, Sweeney said. Police arrived to find the wounded man in a Dodge Charger that had crashed into a blue Toyota in the 4800 block of South Evans Avenue in a block of two-story graystone buildings.

It appeared the Charger took a turn wide as it headed north onto Evans and crashed into the south-facing car.

Police recovered at least five shell casings and then taped off the street, stretching yellow tape from an apartment building on one side of the street to fences on the other.

A half-block west of the area, police found an additional 20 shell casings from two weapons of different calibers. Police speculated that several people in two cars might have been shooting at each other when the man was wounded, police said.

After a rifle-carrying officer cut the police tape, an evidence technician  scoured the area looking for additional shell casings that might have been blown around by the wind. via Chicago Tribune

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