1 Dead, 11 Wounded in Chicago Gun Violence
- Category: Chicago
- Published on Tuesday, 11 June 2013 14:41
- Written by The Chicago Defender
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A woman was killed and at least 11 others were injured in shootings across Chicago. April McDaniel, 18, was shot in the throat, authorities said, when gunfire erupted just before 5 p.m. Monday on the 5700 block of South Sangamon Avenue. Police said four others were wounded in the drive-by shooting in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.
The shooting wounded a 15-year-old boy in the right leg, an 18-year-old man in the abdomen area, a 20-year-old man in the left hand and right knee and a 21-year-old man in the left leg, police said. Paramedics initially took two people in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and two people in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Fire Media Affairs.
Fire Department officials said the 21-year-old man made it on his own to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center. Elsewhere, shootings injured seven others. About 5:30 p.m., a bullet grazed a man in the head in the 1400 block of East 66th Place, in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood. He was treated in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said. A man and woman were wounded in an Uptown neighborhood shooting at about 3:30 p.m.
The woman, 20, was shot in the knee and shoulder; and the man, 20, was shot in the knee in the 4800 block of North Sheridan Road, authorities said. Both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in "stable" condition. At about 2:55 p.m., a 16-year-old boy walking in the 8900 block of South Buffalo Avenue was shot in the left hand during a possible drive-by attack, police said. The boy was taken in good condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital. About 2:50 p.m., paramedics took a male gunshot victim from the 7000 block of South Bishop Street to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, according to Fire Media Affairs.
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