17-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shooting in Morgan Park, Chicago

7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Shooting in Morgan Park, Chicago

MORGAN PARK, CHICAGO – Police said James R. Moore was shot multiple times Tuesday morning in the backyard of a home in one of several shootings that occurred in Chicago Tuesday, leaving several dead and injured.

Three people, including a 17-year-old boy, were shot to death and at least seven others were wounded in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago late Tuesday morning into the evening, police said.

Two people were shot to death in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side around 10:50 p.m., according to police.

Officers responding to a call of a person shot discovered two males, each shot in the head, in the 6000 block of South Carpenter Street. One was in the driver’s seat of a parked silver Toyota and the other was lying in the street near the car, police said.

Both victims were pronounced dead on the scene. Their ages were not available.

Less than an hour later, a 17-year-old boy was shot to death in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said.

James R. Moore, of the 10800 block of South Sangamon Street, was pronounced dead at 12:06 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Officers responded to a call of gunfire about 11:40 a.m. and found Moore shot several times behind a home in the 10900 block of South Peoria Street, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.

Other shootings:

• Around 10:20 p.m., a 23-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the 1600 block of West Marquette Road in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said. The man was standing on the sidewalk when he heard gunshots and realized he was struck in the back. He managed to get to St. Bernard hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

• Around 10:10 p.m., a 30-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy were wounded in a shooting in the 7200 block of South May Street in the Englewood neighborhood, police said.

The two were inside a red sedan traveling south on May when someone fired shots from the sidewalk. The man was hit in the back and grazed in the face, and he was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition stabilized. The boy was shot in the neck and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition also stabilized, police said.

• Around 10:05 p.m., a 27-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the 2600 block of West 64th Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood, police said. The man was standing on the sidewalk when two male attacker approached him and fired shots, striking him in the left hand. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

• About 5:15 p.m., someone shot a 17-year-old boy in the foot in the 1400 block of South Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood. He was shot in the leg and foot and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

• About 4:30 p.m., a 29-year-old woman was shot during an argument with a “known female” in the West Englewood neighborhood, police said. She was in the 6700 block of South Ashland Avenue when she was shot and drove to the Englewood District Police Station with neck and wrist wounds, police said. Paramedics took her from there to Stroger Hospital, where she was in serious condition, and no one is in custody.

• About 2:10 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot and wounded in the abdomen in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. Police said he was shot in the first block of South Pulaski Road and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

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