The night is still early and the weekend has yet to officially begin... stand by folks... it is going to be a blood bath again this weekend!
Three males - 17, 33, and one whose age wasn't immediately available - were killed and at least 5 others wounded in a three-hour stretch this evening in shootings on the city's South Side.
The first of three homicides happened about 5:45 p.m. in the city’s Bridgeport neighborhood. A 33-year-old man was shot to death in the 3100 block of SoutH Wallace Street and pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Police weren’t able to provide details about that shooting.
Someone opened fire near 79th Street and Drexel Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, hitting a 42-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy. The boy died and the woman was shot in the leg. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.
A third male was killed about 8 p.m. Someone shot him in the 8800 block of South Prairie Avenue in the West Chesterfield neighborhood. He was first listed in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the back but he later died, police said.
A 15-year-old girl is in critical but stable condition at Comer Children's Hospital after she was shot, possibly on accident, about 7 p.m. in the 0-100 block of 112th Street, police said.
About 8:40 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the head near 79th Street and Champlain Avenue, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County. He’s still listed in critical condition.
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