Chicago Shootings: 12 people wounded Tuesday in shootings across Chicago
About 1:25 a.m., officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 1600 block of South Loomis Street and found Eduardo Rendon with multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and chest, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Over a dozen shell casings could be observed at the scene of the shooting.
He was taken to the University of Illinois in Chicago Hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. An autopsy released Tuesday found he died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.
The day’s first shooting claimed the life of a 27-year-old man in Vittum Park on the Southwest Side.
He was standing on the sidewalk about 12:45 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Cicero Avenue when someone walked up to him and opened fire, police said.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. Two men, 18 and 19 years old, were also taken to Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to the buttocks and legs, respectively. The fourth man, 18, was shot in the leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
All four have been stabilized and are expected to live, police said. Officers were not given a description of the shooter.
Minutes later, a 16-year-old boy was shot while on his bicycle in Garfield Park on the West Side.
He was sitting on the bike about 9:40 p.m. in the 3500 block of West Huron Street when someone pulled up in a gray SUV and unleashed gunfire, police said.
The teen was struck in the shoulder and ran away as the vehicle drove off, police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
About 20 minutes prior, a man and woman were shot in Austin on the West Side.
A 69-year-old woman and 36-year-old man were both struck in their legs, police said. Their conditions were stabilized at Stroger Hospital.
The 21-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk at 12:49 p.m. in front of a house in the 7300 block of South Wolcott Avenue when a white sedan pulled up and two males inside started shooting, according to police.
He was hit in the abdomen and back, police said. The 35-year-old woman inside the house was hit in the head by a bullet that came through the front window.
The day’s other shooting victims include:
- A person shot about 8 p.m. on the Eisenhower Expressway near California Avenue in Lawndale on the West Side;
- A 39-year-old man shot about 10:05 a.m. in the 6800 block of South Evans Avenue in Park Manor on the South Side;
- A man, 54, shot in an attempted robbery about 2:30 a.m. in the 3600 block of West 59th Street in West Elsdon on the Southwest Side; and
- A man, 34, shout about 1 a.m. in the 1000 block of East 130th Street on the Far South Side.