3 dead in separate West Side shootings

July 9, 2013 4:05:35 AM PDT
There are at least three new victims of gun violence in Chicago.

They include a teenage boy who was shot and killed in the 600-block of North Lawndale on the city's West Side Monday afternoon. He was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

In another attack, a woman in her 20s was shot multiple times in the 1600-block of South Drake Avenue. She was also pronounced dead at Mt. Sinai Hospital. Police say that shooting may be related to a domestic dispute and the alleged shooter barricaded himself in a home before surrendering peacefully to police around 11 p.m. Monday.

The woman has not been identified.

The third deadly shooting victim was a man in his 20s, shot dead in the 400-block of South Pulaski around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

A fourth person was shot on the South Side in an apparent gang attack in Roseland on East 117th Street just before 11:30 p.m. The gunman is still at large.

Once again, Father Michael Pfleger is touting basketball as an alternative to the stree violence.

"We been trying to pull brothers and sisters together. Meet each other on the court, not on the street, build relationships with each other. And then see how we can offer jobs and how we can offer internships in different businesses as well as get back in school," said Father Pfleger.

Monday's shootings follow an extremely violent holiday weekend during which at least 70 people were wounded and a dozen were killed in shootings.


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