Three men were fatally shot in as many hours on the South and West sides overnight.
Around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, a gunman opened fire in the 5600 block of West Washington Boulevard in the South Austin neighborhood, striking a 29-year-old man, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.
The shooter fled on foot with two companions, leaving the 29-year-old bleeding from the head, police said.
The man was taken in critical condition to Loyola University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
He was identified as Coby Bridgeman of the 100 block of North Lawler Avenue, according to the medical examiner's office.
About two hours earlier, in the West Pullman neighborhood, a 31-year-old man was shot several times in the 11600 block of South Laflin Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said. Carl L. Blackman of the 9200 block of South Laflin Street was pronounced dead on the scene at 8:20 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.
A police source said the Blackman was in a garage with friends when at least one man walked up and shot him. Three people were seen running from the area.
Around 7:45 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 8000 block of South Chappel Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.
A black vehicle pulled up just south of the corner of Chappel and 80th Street and someone got out, fired shots at the teen, then got back in the vehicle, which then sped off, a police source said.
The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 8:24 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office. He was identified as Tyrone Hart of the of the 8100 block of South Chappel Avenue, officials said.
In a fourth shooting early this morning, a 19-year-old woman was grazed in the back about 1:10 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Central Park Avenue, police said. The woman was treated on the scene.Copyright © 2015, RedEye