4 Dead, 9 Wounded including 14-Year-Old Girl in Chicago shootings

Chicago police officers investigate the shooting of a 14-year-old girl in the 7100 block of South Ingleside Avenue on March 22, 2016. (Eric Clark / Chicago Tribune)
Chicago police officers investigate the shooting of a 14-year-old girl in the 7100 block of South Ingleside Avenue on March 22, 2016. (Eric Clark / Chicago Tribune)

Four people were killed and at least nine others were wounded in shootings in Chicago Tuesday through early Wednesday, including a 14-year-old girl shot in the neck in Grand Crossing on the South Side, according to police. 

Three of the shootings, two of them fatal, took place within three blocks in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The first attack in the neighborhood occurred around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday when a 34-year-old man was shot in the chest. Alcaraz C. Reyes lived on the block where he was shot, the 5200 block of South Winchester Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy determined that he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

At 7 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot on the same block. He got into a fight with someone who pulled out a gun and hit him in the arm and back. He went to Stroger Hospital and his condition was stabilized.

Three blocks away and 5 1/2 hours later, a 19-year-old man was found in an alley with a fatal gunshot wound. Police conducting a well-being check found him with a gunshot wound to the back of the head around 12:25 a.m. Wednesday in the 5300 block of South Hermitage Avenue.

He was identified as Armani Dickinson of the 13000 block of South Ellis Avenue He was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:39 a.m. An autopsy determined that he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, accordng to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Two other people were killed in the Harrison Police District, one of the city’s most violent.

Just before 11 a.m. Tuesday, a 24-year-old man was killed in West Garfield Park, police said. He was in the first block of North Keeler Avenue when someone walked up and shot him multiple times. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead.

At 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, officers responding to reports of gunfire in West Humboldt Park encountered a 35-year-old man driving in the 1100 block of North Pulaski Road. He had a gunshot wound to the chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Other shootings:

• About 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in the side in the 2300 block of West Cullom Avenue in North Center. He went to Swedish Covenant Hospital and his condition was stabilized. Details about the shooting were not available.

• At 11:20 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot at a gas station in the Loop, police said. He was near Dearborn Street and Congress Parkway when he got in an argument with someone who pulled a gun and shot him in the chest, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital. Details about his condition were not immediately available.

A large group of young people lingered across the street from the gas station, sharing cigarettes. “I’ve got his blood all over me,” said one girl, showing the dried blood on the heel of her palm.

A young man with long brown hair in a bun told his friends he had a picture of the shooter’s license plate. He began yelling in the gas station lot, which was filled with police officials and squadrols. “I got your plates, bro!” he said. “I’ll get your address. Your pops, your mom, your sister, I’ll take them out.”

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Source: Chicago Tribune