Meanwhile business as usual in the strictest gun control area in the country

At least 11 people have died and 14 others have been wounded in separate shootings in Chicago since late Tuesday, including the accidental shooting of an 11-year-old boy, police said.

In the latest fatal shooting, a 39-year-old man was killed and a 52-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 5:10 a.m. Thursday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.

The two were inside a building in the 4700 block of South King Drive when they were shot.

The 39-year-old was struck in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, Sedevic said.

The other man, wounded in the left knee and shin, was taken in fair condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About 11:35 p.m. Wednesday, a 23-year-old man was shot to death in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.

The man, identified as Dan Rance, was standing outside in the 700 block of North Long Avenue, the same block he lived on, when a gunman walked up and fired, striking him in the chest and torso, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Rance was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park where he was later pronounced dead at 11:50 p.m., police and the medical examiner’s officer said.

About 9:45 p.m., a 19-year-old man died after he was shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The man, identified as Jimmy Tripp of the 7300 block of South Emerald Avenue, was outside in the 800 block of West 68th Street when an attacker walked up and fired shots, according to the medical examiner and Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.

The man suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital at 10:33 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

About 9:05 p.m., a 60-year-old man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side, Gaines said.

The man was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head in a hallway inside a residence in the 6800 block of South Merrill Avenue, Gaines said.

The shooting may have been narcotics-related, Gaines said.

No one was in custody as of early Thursday and no other information was immediately available.

About five minutes earlier, at 9 p.m., an 11-year-old boy died after a family member accidentally shot him in the abdomen in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, according to police and the boy’s family.

The boy, identified by family members as Antwone Earl Price Jr., was in the 7400 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when he was shot.

He was taken to Comer Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Police said one person is in custody as a result of the shooting.

Earlier, a 19-year-old man was pronounced dead after he and two other men were shot in the 5900 block of West Diversey Avenue at 5:30 p.m. in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said.

The man, 19, identified as Daniel Guerra of the 2100 block of North McVicker Avenue, was shot in the upper chest and neck and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he had initially been listed in critical condition, according to police and the medical examiner’s office. Authorities initially gave a different age for the man and where he was injured.

Guerra, was pronounced dead at 6:03 p.m., according to the medical examiner’s office.

The man was with a 23-year-old man who was shot in the back and taken in critical condition to Illinois Masonic. A man, 22, was shot in the hand and was taken to an area hospital, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

The string of slayings began shortly before midnight Tuesday when a 16-year-old boy was killed in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. About a half-hour later and about 3 miles away, a 25-year-old man was killed. Two hours later in Uptown, two men were killed.

The 16-year-old boy was slain and a woman, 42, and a girl, 14, were wounded in the 1300 block of South Kostner Avenue about 11:40 p.m. Tuesday.

The boy was identified Wednesday afternoon as Marcus Weathers, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. He lived in the same block where he was killed.

Someone in a white sedan drove by and opened fire, hitting the three, police said. All the victims were taken to Stroger Hospital. The 42-year-old was shot in the leg and the 14-year-old in the back. Their conditions were stabilized, authorities said.

A 25-year-old man was fatally shot in the 2700 block of West Lexington Avenue about 12:20 a.m. He was shot in the head, chest and groin and pronounced dead at the scene. No one was in custody.

Then at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, two men were shot to death in the Uptown neighborhood, police said. A 34-year-old man was pronounced dead at Illinois Masonic and a 32-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene in the 5000 block of North Winthrop Avenue.

Then, hours later, a spray of bullets in the South Shore neighborhood left one man dead and two wounded, according to police, who corrected early information that two people had been killed.

The three were shot about 9 a.m. near 75th Street and Exchange Avenue, according to fire officials. The victims were found in the 2600 block of East 74th Place and around the corner in the 7400 block of South Exchange Avenue.

A 25-year-old man was taken to South Shore Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead, according to police. A 29-year-old man who police initially said had died was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital with gunshot wounds to the back, police said. The third, a 50-year-old man, was in good condition at Jackson Park Hospital and was expected to be treated and released, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a police spokeswoman.

The man killed was later identified as Vuan Evans, 25, of the 3100 block of East Cheltenham Place, according to the medical examiner’s office. Evans, who records show turned 25 on Saturday, was pronounced dead at 9:40 a.m.

The three were standing outside when they were shot, Lemmon said.

In the most recent nonfatal shooting, a 27-year-old woman was critically hurt around 2:48 a.m. Thursday in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, Gaines said.

The woman was outside in the 1600 block of West 115th Street when an unknown attacker walked up to her and fired shots, Gaines said.

The woman was struck in the torso and was taken to Christ Medical Center in critical condition, Gaines said.

About 12:15 a.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting around in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side, Gaines said.

The man was shot in the lower back near 40th Street and South Oakenwald Avenue, Gaines said.

He was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Gaines said.

Earlier Wednesday evening, two men were shot on the Far South Side, police said.

The shooting happened at 8:30 p.m. on the 10500 block of South LaSalle Street. A 20-year-old man was shot in the face and was taken to Christ Hospital where his condition had stabilized. In addition, a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg and his condition had stabilized at an area hospital, police said.

Earlier, a 41-year-old man was injured after being shot at 1 p.m. on the 6800 block of South Ashland Avenue, police said. The man was shot in the side and was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

Sad people want to control guns and not face the actual issues involved. I guess the easy target is conscience clearing enough.

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