4 Killed, 5 Wounded In Monday Gun Violence Across Chicago

April 02, 2019 - 7:14 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- At least nine people were shot in Chicago for the second consecutive day, including four killed in Monday’s gun violence.

Two women are dead and a man injured after a shooting Monday night in the Greater Grand Crossing area on the South Side.

Brittani Rice, 18, and Senobia Bratley, 19, were sitting in a parked vehicle at 11:38 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Eggleston Avenue when three males got out of a blue sedan and started firing at their vehicle, Chicago police said.

Rice and Bratley were both shot several times in the body and taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where they were pronounced dead minutes later, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A 19-year-old man who was in the vehicle with them took himself to University of Chicago Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and his condition was stabilized.

Area South detectives are investigating.

On the West Side, two men were killed in a shooting Monday night in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

Calvin Choice, 29, and Gwaine Brown, 18, were standing outside a store about 8:15 p.m. in the 700 block of South Cicero Avenue when someone walked up and fired shots, Chicago police said.

Choice was struck in the chest and died at Mt. Sinai Hospital, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Brown was shot in the chest and leg and went to the same hospital, where he was also pronounced dead.

Area North detectives are conducting a homicide investigation, police said.

A few minutes earlier, a 17-year-old girl was shot and wounded while playing at a park in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The teen was on a swing at Simons Park about 8 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Drake Avenue when she heard gunfire, police said.

She was grazed in the leg and taken to Norwegian American Hospital, police said. Area North detectives are investigating.

Earlier Monday evening, a man was critically wounded in a shooting in the South Side Gresham neighborhood.

The 34-year-old answered the door of his apartment shortly before 7 p.m. in the 8500 block of South Parnell Avenue, police said. Someone then opened fire and struck him in the abdomen and leg.

He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.

A man was shot in his back Monday evening in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood.

He was sitting in his vehicle about 5:20 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Hermitage Avenue when a light-colored car pulled up and someone got out, police said.

The male fired shots and got back in the car, police said. The driver left and struck a parked vehicle.

The man, 27, took himself to Mercy Hospital in good condition, police said.

Monday’s first reported shooting occurred in the afternoon in the West Side neighborhood of Lawndale, just a block from where one man would be killed and another critically wounded later in the evening.

A 26-year-old was walking on a sidewalk about 2:45 p.m. in the 800 block of South Cicero Avenue when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot, police said.

He was struck in the lower leg and taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital by a passerby, police said. He was listed in good condition.

There was no reason to believe the two shootings were related as of Monday night, police said.

Monday’s shootings follow a weekend in which 19 were wounded and three killed in gun violence across Chicago.

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