In Chicago, 6 People Are Dead, Including a Pregnant Woman

Six people were killed and six others were wounded in shootings across Chicago on Wednesday, police said.

On the South Side about 8:15 p.m., a 20-year-old man and a pregnant woman in her 20s were shot in the Chatham neighborhood, police said.

Officers got to the 7600 block of South Champlain Avenue to find the woman on the sidewalk with wounds to the abdomen and side. The man was found in the driver’s seat of a parked car with a wound to his neck. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital and pronounced dead, police said.

As of early Thursday, the woman had not been identified. It was not known how far along her pregnancy was at the time of the shooting.

On the Far South Side about 8:50 p.m., a 24-year-old man was killed in the Brainerd neighborhood. He was identified as Devell L. Coleman, of the 9100 block of South Halsted Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Coleman was on the sidewalk in the 9100 block of South Emerald Avenue when someone in a dark-colored sedan opened fire and he was shot in the head and back. He went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, and he was pronounced dead at 9:27 p.m.

About 8:35 p.m. on the Far South Side, a 31-year-old man was shot in the head and back in the 11400 block of South Ada Street in the West Pullman neighborhood, police said. The man was pronounced dead on the scene. Police were releasing no information regarding the circumstances of the shooting but said a person of interest was being questioned.

About 7 p.m. on the Far South Side, a 44-year-old man was fatally shot in the 900 block of East 133rd Street in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood. Police had originally identified him as a 45-year-old man.

Officers responded to a call of a person shot and found the man on the ground. He had been shot in the head and was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.

Tuesday night, Michael J. Lawrence-Harrington, 27, was shot to death in the 800 block of East 132nd Street, at the north end of Carver Park.

On the Southwest Side, an earlier fatal shooting was discovered shortly before 7:30 a.m. in the Little Village neighborhood.

Police said a relative found Jose Correa, 60, unresponsive on the floor of a garage in the 2700 block of South Central Park Avenue, police said.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to the back, neck and mouth, and he was pronounced dead, police said.

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Source: Chicago Tribune | Deanese Williams-Harris, Megan Crepeau, Elvia Malagon