Two men have been killed, and seven others were wounded during multiple overnight shootings on the West and South sides of Chicago, Tuesday (July 31). According to police, two men were standing with a group on the 1000 block of North Lawler Ave., when gunshots rang out, hitting them both. One of the bystanders, Quincey Simmons, 18, was pronounced dead at the scene. Another 18-year-old man was hit in the thigh and taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital. He is listed in good condition.
Another shooting took the life of 32-year-old Victor Coleman, who was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital, after sustaining several gunshot wounds. Coleman was walking when someone pulled out a gun and started shooting. Also on the city’s West Side, a 16-year-old boy was hit in the hip, when a person inside a car driving by his house, opened fire.
Less than an hour later, a 26-year-old was waiting for his girlfriend in his car when two gunmen approached him from behind and started shooting. 15 minutes later on the South Side, two gunmen ran up on a 24-year-old victim shooting him in the lower back. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and is in stable condition.
Meanwhile, an armed robbery in the neighborhood known as West Englewood left two men wounded. The men were standing in an alley at around 11:05 p.m. when they were confronted by a group looking to rob them. The men tried to run away but were shot in the backside and the hip. They were both taken to Christ Medical Center, and police have questioned four men about the shooting.
Also, on Tuesday (July 30), the Chicago Tribune reported that a 42-year-old man was shot and killed in his driveway.
Several shootings have occurred in the city throughout the summer. Last week, six people were shot over a 15-minute time span.
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