Three men were fatally shot. One man was fatally stabbed. Police shot one man and at least seven other people were wounded by gunfire — including an 8-year-old boy sitting in his bedroom — during an especially violent six hours late Wednesday and early Thursday mainly on the South and West Sides.
Miguel Loreto, 17, of the 5900 block of south Kolin Avenue, was shot in the head at 2936 W. Palmer St. and was pronounced dead at 10:27 p.m. at Norwegian-American Hospital, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.
At 10:08 p.m. Wednesday, a gunman on a bicycle approached Loreto and shot him in the head, according to police, who said the shooting is possibly gang-related.
Terrance Hollins, 17, of the 7300 block of south Dorchester Avenue, was shot at 6422 S. Eggleston Ave. and was dead on the scene, the medical examiner’s office said.
At 11:58 p.m. Wednesday, Hollins was shot during a “gun fight” that also left another man hospitalized, police said.
About 2:30 a.m. Thursday, a man and woman were shot while inside a vehicle and crashed into a building near South LaSalle and West 59th streets, according to police News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak.
The 29-year-old man was pronounced dead 4:38 a.m. at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, according to the medical examiner’s office, which was not releasing his name pending family notification. The woman was taken to University of Chicago Hospitals with a gunshot wound to the arm, Kubiak said.
At 4:08 a.m. Thursday, a man was stabbed at 1431 N. Rockwell St. during a fight, police said. The man was pronounced dead at 4:45 a.m. at Stroger Hospital, according to the medical examiner’s office, which was not releasing the man’s name pending family notification. A man suspected in the slaying was in custody Thursday as of 7:30 a.m.
At 11:22 p.m. Wednesday, an 8-year-old boy sitting in his bedroom in the 6500 block of south Green Street was struck by bullets that came through the window, police said.
The boy suffered gunshot wounds to the back and arm and was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in serious to critical condition, authorities said. The boy is expected to survive.
At 11:46 p.m. Wednesday, Calumet Area Gun Team officers shot a man near South Yale Avenue and West 116th Street after he and another man refused to drop their weapons after a report of shots fired, according to a police News Affairs statement.
The man was taken to Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm and has not been charged as of Thursday morning, police said.
The other man escaped and was not in custody, the statement said.
About 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a man in his 20s was shot in the head at 1109 N. Wood St. — less than a block from numerous busy Division Street bars and restaurants, police said.
At 12:37 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot at 7935 S. Cottage Grove Ave, according to police, who said the shooting appears to have been over a $15 debt.
About 12:50 a.m. Thursday, a male was shot in the leg during an argument with a person he knew in the 3500 block of South Western Avenue, police said.
About 1:45 a.m., an 18-year-old man was shot outside at 4433 S. Mozart St. and was taken in “stable” condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.