3 killed, 13 wounded in Wednesday shootings

(Chicago)  Three people were killed and at least 13 others were wounded in shootings on Wednesday.

In the most recent fatal shooting, a man was killed and another was wounded Wednesday afternoon in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side.

Both men, 20, were shot in the 2100 block of East 79th Street at 2:19 p.m., police said. One man was dead at the scene, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He had not been identified Wednesday night.

The other man was shot in the leg. Hospital information for him was not known.

Early Wednesday, a teenage boy and a man died in separate shootings that happened at the same time on the Southwest and West sides.

Police responding to reports of a person shot in the 5900 block of South Fairfield about 1:15 a.m. found Jose R. Hernandez Jr., 17, lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

Hernandez was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was later pronounced dead, authorities said. He lived in the block where the shooting happened.

About the same time, a man who had just left work was shot to death on the Near West Side. Donatello Herrera, 35, was standing on a sidewalk in the 1200 block of South Western about 1:15 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV drove past and someone inside opened fire, striking him in the abdomen, authorities said.

He had just gotten off work at a nearby Burger King, according to a manager at the restaurant. Herrera, of the 3200 block of South Wallace, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m.

The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred about 11:45 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. A 22-year-old man was shot in the left thigh in the 7600 block of South Colfax and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Less than an hour earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. He was walking on a sidewalk about 11 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Van Buren when he heard shots and realized he’d been shot in the left buttock, police said. A family member drove him to Loretto Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Another three shootings within 30 minutes of each other left four people hurt on Wednesday night.

About 10:20 p.m., someone shot a 22-year-old man sitting in the passenger seat of an SUV in the 4000 block of West Addison. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the right thigh.

A 57-year-old man was shot by one of several people who tried to rob him about 10 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Madison, police said. He was struck in the buttocks and his condition was stabilized at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

About 9:55 p.m., a 24-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were sitting in a parked car in the 5100 block of South Ada when a gunman got out of a dark-colored minivan and opened fire, police said. The woman was shot in the thigh, buttocks and pelvic area, and the man–who police said has documented gang ties–was shot in the right arm. They were taken to Stroger, where the woman was in serious condition and the man had stabilized, according to police.

Wednesday evening, two men were shot in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. About 7:15 p.m., the men, ages 20 and 31, were standing in the 0-100 block of South Kostner when they heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said. The younger man was shot in the right hip and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, while the older man was shot in the back and taken to Stroger. Both their conditions had stabilized, police said.

Another man was shot two blocks southeast of that shooting at 4:45 p.m. The 21-year-old was in the front seat of a minivan in the 200 block of South Karlov when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. He was struck in the right cheek and taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition stabilized.

Fifteen minutes earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the South Chicago neighborhood. About 4:30 p.m., a bullet grazed the 15-year-old’s face in the 8900 block of South Exchange, police said. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Trinity Hospital.

An 18-year-old man was seriously wounded earlier in the afternoon in Washington Heights on the Far South Side. The shooting happened in the 10500 block of South Aberdeen at 1:10 p.m., police said. He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center.

The day’s first shooting happened during an attempted robbery overnight in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 38-year-old woman was in the 100 block of East Garfield about 3:30 a.m. when two people walked up, announced a robbery and opened fire, police said. The woman was shot in the right calf and was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital, where her condition had stabilized.

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