Chicago violence: 14 shot, 1 fatally Tuesday across city, including boy

Chicago shooting: Boy, 9, grazed by bullet in Back of the Yards
CHICAGO -- Fourteen people were shot in Chicago Tuesday, including a 9-year-old grazed in the head in Back of the Yards, three men wounded in a drive-by in Englewood, and two other men shot while riding in a car in Princeton Park.

The lone fatal shooting occurred around 1 p.m. in the 3800-block of South Wells Street in Wentworth Gardens, Chicago police said.

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A car approached and someone inside opened fire, hitting the 27-year-old in the head. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Other shootings:

Two men were shot and seriously wounded while riding in a car in Princeton Park on the South Side. The men, both 25, were attacked about 9:35 p.m. in the 300-block of West 95th Street, according to police. The car crashed into a tree in the 9300-block of South Harvard Avenue, where emergency crews responded. One man was struck in the back and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. The other man suffered gunshot wounds to the side of his body and both legs and was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Both men were listed in serious condition.

About an hour earlier, three men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in Englewood on the South Side. The men were outside a home in the 6100-block of South Green Street just before 8 p.m. when a car approached and someone inside began firing, police said. A 30-year-old man was struck in the back and listed in serious condition at Stroger Hospital. Another man, 34, was also struck in the back and a man, 40, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. Both men were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

A 9-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet near his home in Back of the Yards on the South Side. The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. in the 5400-block of South Morgan Street, police said. The boy had been playing in the front yard when his mother found him bleeding and rushed him to Comer Children's Hospital, according to community activist Andrew Holmes. He suffered a graze wound to the head and was listed in good condition.

A man was shot in Gresham on the South Side. He was near the sidewalk about 2:53 p.m. in the 7600-block of South Seeley Avenue when someone approached and opened fire, police said. The 25-year-old was struck in the back and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition.

Six others were wounded in shootings across the city.

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Eight people were shot in Chicago Monday.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire - Copyright Chicago Sun-Times 2021.)