1 killed, four wounded in city shootings

A man was killed and four others were wounded early Saturday morning during shootings in the city’s Uptown, South Austin and Lawndale neighborhoods.Police said a woman was shot in the leg while sitting in her car near the 1200 block of West Lawrence about...

1 killed, four wounded in city shootings

A man was killed and four others were wounded early Saturday morning during shootings in the city’s Uptown, South Austin and Lawndale neighborhoods.

Police said a woman was shot in the leg while sitting in her car near the 1200 block of West Lawrence about 4:45 a.m. She was taken in stable condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Lake View.

No one is in custody, and police are investigating.

Earlier, a 29-year-old man was shot multiple times while sitting on a porch in the 300 block of North Lorel Avenue in South Austin about 2:25 a.m. He was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where he was pronounced dead, police said.

About three blocks away, a 24-year-old man was shot during an argument in the 5600 block of West Fulton Street about 1:40 a.m. He was taken to Stroger Hospital  in serious condition.

Police said a 21-year-old man was taken into custody for questioning.

In Lawndale, a store security guard shot a man near the 3800 block of West Roosevelt Road about 1:25 a.m.

Police said a 27-year-old man threw a brick and bottle at the 55-year-old security guard during an argument. He was shot in the chest and abdomen and taken to Mt. Sinai in critical condition.

The security guard was taken into custody for questioning, police said.

Five other people were wounded in shootings citywide since Friday morning:

- Police said a 27-year-old man was walking in the 6100 block of South Halsted Street about 8:54 p.m. when an unknown man approached him and fired shots.

The victim was wounded in the left knee and transported to Stroger Hospital in stable condition.

- Two 17-year-old boys were walking near the 10300 block of South Corliss in Roseland about 6:50 p.m. when an unknown assailant approached them and fired shots.

The first victim was shot in the back and taken to Christ hospital in good condition. The second victim was shot in the leg and taken in good condition to Roseland Hospital.

- A 27-year-old man was walking in the 3700 block of West Roosevelt Road about 2:30 p.m. when an assailant wearing a black hoodie confronted him and fired shots, hitting him in the foot.

The 27-year-old was taken by friends to the University of Illinois Hospital where he was treated, police said.

- A 19-year-old was shot in the thigh about 9:45 a.m. in the 9000 block of South May Street in the city's Brainerd neighborhood, police said.

He was taken in good condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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