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1 killed, 4 wounded in West Side shootings

By Jonathan Bullington, Liam Ford and Adam Sege

Tribune reporters

4:19 AM CST, February 23, 2014

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Shootings on the West Side left one man dead and four people hurt Saturday, including three teenagers wounded in a shooting in the Lawndale neighborhood, authorities said.

About 7:40 p.m. Saturday, 32-year-old Michael Redmond was fatally shot in the Austin neighborhood, officials said.

Officers found Redmond, who lived in the 6200 block of West Wabansia Avenue, in the 5500 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.

He was taken to Loyola University Hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead there at 8:19 p.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

Police said Redmond was sitting in a car when another vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire.

At the scene, a grey, 4-door Dodge that appeared to have been headed west had crossed into oncoming traffic and crashed into a parked car on the eastbound side of the street, in front of a large apartment building.

The front passenger's side window of the Dodge was shattered, with glass strewn on the street, and a bullet hole could be seen in the driver's side of the windshield.

Officers had taped off a large area around the car as police investigated. Two other cars appeared to have been hit by the car, including a small four-door car that had the entire driver's side of the car smashed.

Hours later, three teenagers were shot about 10:55 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said.

According to police, the three were walking down the sidewalk in the 1900 block of South Central Park Avenue when someone with a gun approached on foot and opened fire.

The oldest of the three, an 18-year-old man, was struck in the upper thigh. One of the other two, who are both 17, was struck in the arm, police said. The other was struck in the groin area.

All three were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford initially said one of them was in critical condition, but police later said the conditions of all three had stabilized.

Also on Saturday, a 24-year-old man walked into a West Side hospital after being shot and critically wounded in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said.

The man walked into Mount Sinai Hospital about 11:40 a.m. with a gunshot wound to the stomach and was in critical condition, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan.

The man had been shot about 1½ miles away, in the 2000 block of West 21st Street, Sullivan said.

No one was in custody, and police did not have detailed information about how the shooting happened.

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