By Peter Nickeas
4:15 AM CDT, May 9, 2013
A 47-year-old man was shot dead on Green Street on the Far South Side and nine others were wounded across the city Wednesday night.
The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was killed about 8:30 p.m., apparently while he rode his bicycle.
His family mourned quietly at the scene, in the 10200 block of South Green Street in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
A forensic investigator wheeled the man's bike to a nearby van, along with other evidence from the scene.
Two men, 31 and 20, were shot in the 7000 block of South Talman Avenue in the Marquette Park about 6:05 p.m. The 31-year-old man was shot in the forearm, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, about three blocks from where he was shot, and then to Mount Sinai Hospital. The other man was dropped at Advocate Christ Medical Center by a friend, police said.
Just minutes earlier, two men were shot in the 7200 block of South Artesian Avenue in the same neighborhood. A 19-year-old and a 22-year-old were wounded in that attack. The pair was playing basketball when someone opened fire from a passing car, police said.
A 25-year-old man was shot in the mouth in the 3900 block of West Flournoy Street in the Lawndale neighborhood. He's in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. Details about the shooting, which happened about 8:35 p.m., weren't immediately available.
About 9:30, a 16-year-old was shot a number of times in the 1600 block of South Millard Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood. He was on foot when another person on foot approached and opened fire, police said. At least one suspect is being questioned by detectives.
A 27-year-old man was shot about the same time in the 4600 block of South Cicero Avenue, though he walked into MacNeal Hospital with a wound to his thigh. He had been shot during a robbery at a gas station after pulling out a wad of cash to get change for an air machine. His attacker noticed, followed him out and the two struggled after the robber pointed the gun at him and asked, "Do you think I'm playing?" The gun, described by police as a small-caliber semi-automatic handgun, went off during the struggle and the 27-year-old's money was taken.
A man whose age wasn't available was shot about 10:30 p.m. in the Logan Square neighborhood, police said. He was in the 2900 block of North Wisner Avenue and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition with a wound to his shoulder.
He apparently tried to flee and pulled up next to a cop car in the 4000 block of West Belmont Avenue. He told the officer he had been shot.
A 19-year-old woman was shot just after midnight in the 300 block of West 124th Street, police said. She sustained a graze wound and was treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
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