Chicago police are investigating three shootings that occurred in under an hour on Tuesday afternoon. Shootings were reported in Uptown, Edgewater, and inside Hollywood Park in North Park. The Edgewater victim died.
In Uptown, a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg and shoulder as he walked down the 4500 block of North Magnolia around 3:30 p.m., according to Chicago police. An officer who reviewed surveillance footage said the gunman fired from a white SUV and fell out of the moving vehicle as he was shooting.
The surveillance officer said the SUV appeared to be a Toyota Highlander.
About 20 minutes later, a 33-year-old man was shot and killed in an alley behind the 5900 block of North Winthrop. Witnesses reported that a car rolled through the alley, and a gunman fired from the vehicle.
An officer at the scene said police found a handgun in the victim’s possession.
Then, around 4:15 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the back at Hollywood Park, 3312 West Thorndale. He was taken to St. Francis Hospital in good condition.
Police did not release any suspect descriptions.
On Monday evening, a 19-year-old Northwestern University student was shot while walking in Willye White Park in Rogers Park. The woman suffered gunshot wounds to her chest and abdomen.
“Turning our park into a shooting gallery is completely unacceptable and we will be working closely with violence prevention teams and the police to prevent it from happening again,” Ald. Maria Hadden (49th) wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday morning.
Also on Tuesday, state officials announced plans to deploy 30 “peacekeepers” to combat violence over the Memorial Day weekend.