At least six people have been shot in Chicago Wednesday afternoon and evening, including a 19-year-old man who was shot to death in the Marquette Park neighborhood, authorities said.
Joseph Brittman, 19, was shot near 64th Street and Campbell Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood, and pronounced dead at 5:24 p.m. on Wednesday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The victim was outside about 3:05 p.m. Wednesday when he had "verbal altercation" with another 19-year-old and was shot in the back, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic. A suspect was in custody.
Most recently, an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg during an apparent robbery in the Humboldt Park neighborhood.
The shooting happened about 8:10 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Chicago Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
The man's condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Earlier, a 56-year-old man was shot in the head and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition following a shooting about 7:15 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood in the 1700 block of East 72nd Street, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
The shooting may have been domestic related, Zala said. No information was available from News Affairs regarding whether a suspect was being questioned in the investigation.
In the West Woodlawn neighborhood, a man and a woman were shot in a possible drive-by attack about 3:40 p.m. Police said the two were on the street in the 600 block of East 67th Street about when they were shot. The man, 29, suffered a gunshot wound to the back, and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, said Zala, who had no information on the man's condition. The woman, age 18, was struck in the left arm, and her condition was stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center.
The victims told police they had been on the street when they heard shots and felt pain, Zala said.
Early this afternoon, a ComCast cable worker was shot about 12:55 p.m. in an apparent robbery in the 7600 block of South Kingston Avenue in South Shore.
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