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1 Dead, 4 Wounded In Shooting As Chicago Passes 600 Homicides

By Stephen Gossett in News on Oct 18, 2016 2:40PM

Five people were shot—one fatally—on Monday night when someone fired into the front yard of a residence in West Englewood, according to police. One of the non-fatal victims is a 13-year-old boy. Chicago has now recorded at least 600 homicides, according to Tribune.

Multiple people approached the yard in the 6700 block of South Winchester Avenue at 8:50 p.m. and someone fired into a crowd, a police spokesperson told Chicagoist.

One man, in his 20s, was shot in the head and pronounced dead on the scene. A boy, 13, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the thigh and was listed in critical but stable condition at Comer Children’s Hospital. A 23-year-old man was listed in stable condition at Stroger Hospital after being shot in the left leg. A fourth victim, a 30-year-old man, was hit in the left leg and buttocks; he was listed in stable condition at Stroger. The fifth victim, a man, 34, was hit in the leg, shoulder and hand and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, according to police.

One other man was fatally shot and at least four more were wounded in gun violence on Monday in Chicago.

The Tribune reported on Monday that 1000 more people have been shot in 2016 compared to the same time in 2015.