1 killed, 9 injured in shootings Tuesday in Chicago


One person was killed and nine others injured in a shooting in Chicago on Tuesday.

  • A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Noble Square on the northwest side. The teenager was in the 800 block of North Greenview Avenue around 1:15 p.m. when someone approached and opened fire, hitting him in the chest and arm, Chicago police said. He was initially taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, but died of his injuries, police said. He was identified as Caleb Westbrook by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

In non-fatal shootings

  • Three people were seriously injured in a shooting in West Woodlawn on the south side. Two men aged 23 and 38 and a woman aged 38 were shot dead around 4.55 p.m. in the 6200 block of South Langley Avenue, police said. The young man was shot in the face and the older one was shot in the leg. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were in critical condition. The woman was also shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was in serious condition.
  • Less than an hour earlier, a 16-year-old boy was shot dead and an 11-year-old girl grazed in West Pullman in the far south. The two were on the sidewalk in the 12200 block of South Lowe Avenue around 4:15 p.m. when a dark-colored car pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. The teenager was hit in the right arm and the girl was scratched on the back. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Merritt initially said the boy was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition. Police later said the teen and daughter were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where they were said to be in good condition.
  • Two teenagers were injured in a shooting in West Englewood on the South Side. A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old girl were shot dead shortly after noon in the 6500 Block of South Paulina Avenue, police and firefighters said. They were walking down the street when someone opened fire from a black vehicle. The boy was hit in the chin and the girl in the thigh. Paramedics took them to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were listed as undamaged, police and firefighters said.
  • A University of Chicago police officer shot and injured a gunman who opened fire in Hyde Park late Tuesday morning, officials said. An officer had stopped to investigate someone on foot with a handgun near the corner of 53rd Street and Woodlawn Avenue. The shooter opened fire as the officer exited his vehicle, according to a statement from Eric Heath, associate vice president for safety and security at the university. The officer returned fire and struck the man. Paramedics recovered the shooting victim, a man in his 20s, around 11:40 a.m. near Hyde Park Boulevard and Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. He was taken to the university’s medical center in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. No one else was injured, the school said in its statement.
  • A 15-year-old boy was injured in a shooting in Bronzeville on the South Side. The boy was riding in a car in the 4900 block of South Prairie Avenue, when shots were fired around 12:40 a.m., police said. He was punched in the right leg and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital.

Five people were killed, and thirty-three others were injured, in shootings from the last weekend to Tuesday morning in Chicago.

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