By Rosemary Regina Sobol and Jeremy Gorner
7:42 PM CDT, June 29, 2013
Someone shot six people who were standing outside J.J. Peppers Food Store Friday night in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, police said.
Four others were shot, one fatally, since then.
A man was killed in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side about 4 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office. The 28-year-old, identified as Shannon Ware, was pronounced dead at the scene in the 100 block of West 116th Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Ware, of the same block, was in a group when someone across the street shot toward him, hitting him in the head and chest. The shooter then fled in a light colored sedan, police said.
All six people shot in Uptown, about 7:30 p.m. at 4800 N. Sheridan Road, are expected to survive their wounds, police said. The shots came from inside a passing dark sedan, police said, and it's not clear whether any in the group returned fire or whether any of the six wounded arrived at hospitals on their own.
Of the six wounded, three were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center: a 24-year-old man with a wound to his ankle, a 24-year-old man with wounds to his buttocks and a 23-year-old woman shot in both thighs.
A 30-year-old man shot in the right thigh was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, along with a 24-year-old man shot in the ankle. And a 22-year-old woman was grazed in her left knee and taken to Weiss Hospital.
Although much of Uptown has gentrified over the last several years, the parking lot is located in a part of the neighborhood that has long had problems putting a lid on gang rivalries and protracted gun violence.
A security guard who has worked at the parking lot for a few weeks said police dispersed the group earlier in the day, and that he had warned them to keep moving.
The lot also serves a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant, a Cricket cell phone shop and other business.
Another man, 18, was wounded in a West Side shooting about 9:10 p.m. Friday night. He was shot in the 2800 block of West Arthington Street in the Lawndale neighborhood and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Police identified him as the suspect in a double homicide that left a 5-year-old boy and his 31-year-old mother dead.
About 2:20 a.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the 1400 block of North Springfield Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He was sitting on a porch when a dark sedan pulled up and someone in the back seat opened fire, police said. He's in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A 24-year-old man was shot a half hour later in the 3900 block of West Fullerton Avenue in the Logan Square community on the Northwest Side. He was driving a van when someone in a dark sedan shot at him, hitting him in the arm. He drove to Norwegian-American Hospital and was transferred to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.
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