Two men were killed and seven others, including two 16-year-olds, were shot in less than an hour late Wednesday across Chicago, authorities said.
Chicago police discovered Lorenzo Wiley, 21, with several gunshot wounds lying in the street in the 6200 block of South Laflin Street in the Englewood neighborhood just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.
Wiley, of the 2000 block of West 68th Street, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Earlier, three young males were shot as they stood in the front of a home in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood at about 9:50 p.m.
Two people approached and opened fire, striking the victims, ages 16, 18 and 20, police said. The 16-year-old was struck in the lower back and was taken to Stroger, where his condition was stabilized.
Carlos Marshall, 38, of the 6900 block of South Oglesby, was found by police in a hallway of that address. He was pronounced dead at the Cook County medical examiner's office at 11:35 p.m. An autopsy ruled his death a homicide.
The other victims -- one struck in the right forearm and other hit in the left calf -- were taken to South Shore Hospital.
In other late night shootings:
• An 18-year-old man was shot in the leg while standing on a corner with some friends in the 6300 block of South Evans Avenue at about 9:45 p.m., police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Hospitals in good condition.
• A 16-year-old boy told police that shots rang out in the 2700 block of West Flournoy Street and he felt pain in his back at about 10:10 p.m. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
• A man, 24, was shot by a gunman who approached from behind in the 8100 block of South Ada Street in the Gresham neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn for a gunshot to the right buttock.
• A woman was shot in the leg in the 2000 block of West Flournoy Street on the Near West Side. She was taken to Stroger in good condition.
No arrests have been made in any of the shootings.
Through Tuesday, Chicago has recorded about 100 more shootings than it had at the same time last year, according to police statistics. The city has seen 25 homicides this month, compared to 35 for the entire month of August last year.Copyright © 2015, RedEye