Shootings leave woman injured in West Loop, man dead in Avondale, others injured in Irving Park and the Loop

Shootings across Chicago left a woman injured in the West Loop, a man wounded in Irving Park, and another man dead in Avondale since Friday night. Two more men were injured in separate shootings in the Loop. Here’s what we have learned so far:

In the West Loop, a 34-year-old woman was standing outside near a bar in the 1100 block of West Hubbard when someone fired shots in her direction around 10:35 p.m., according to CPD. She was struck once in the left calf and went to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

A police officer said he found about ten shell casings in the eastbound traffic lanes on Hubbard Street.

Witnesses reported that three Hispanic men wearing ski masks fled the scene in a white Dodge Durango headed east on Hubbard Street. One of the men wore a baseball hat turned to the right.

The woman was shot while standing in the 1100 block of West Hubbard Street. Google

Then, around 12:34 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot and killed as he drove in the 2900 block of West Diversey in Avondale. Witnesses told police that the gunman fired from inside a white Jeep, and cops said they recovered 13 shell casings at the scene.

The victim drove himself to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he later died from a gunshot wound to his back, according to CPD.

Most recently, a 19-year-old man was shot while standing outside his home in the 4300 block of North Troy shortly after 4 a.m. His father drove him to Swedish Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to his left hand and right elbow.

Officers said they found about 16 shell casings at the Troy shooting scene. But CPD said the victim was “very uncooperative with the investigation.”

Both of the Loop shootings occurred around 1:10 a.m. Saturday as large crowds celebrated the Mexican Independence Day, according to Chicago police.

A 32-year-old man who got out of a pickup truck to fight someone in the 100 block of South Wacker was shot in the back when someone opened fire from a red sedan, police said. The injured man returned to the truck, which drove away and stopped in the 300 block of West Monroe.

Police discovered shell casings at the Wacker and Monroe crime scenes. There were two bullet holes in the man’s truck. According to police, he was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.

Around the same time, a group of people attacked and beat a man as he walked along Wacker Drive near State Street, according to police. One of the assailants fired shots, striking the 27-year-old man in the head. Police said he was in good condition at Northwestern.

No arrests have been made in connection with any of the shootings.

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