7:53 AM CDT, July 9, 2013
Three people, including a 15-year-old boy, were shot to death on the West Side Monday afternoon, police said.
Hours later, three others were injured in separate shootings on the South Side.
The 15-year-old boy, Ed Cooper, was shot in the chest about 5:08 p.m. in the 600 block of North Lawndale Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien said.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was declared dead at 5:54 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Cooper lived in the 1200 block of South Kostner Avenue.
Police were dispatched to the block following a report of a person shot and found the boy, O'Brien said.
The boy was playing a ballgame at the playground of Laura Ward Elementary School, formerly Ryerson Elementary, 646 N. Lawndale Ave., when he was shot, according to a relative who did not want to give her name. Ryerson was one of 49 elementary schools closed this June by the district.
Robert Williams, who lives near where the shooting took place, had just settled in to watch the 5 p.m. news when he heard several shots fired. He went outside and saw the shooting victim lying on the ground in a vacant lot, across the street from the playlot near Ohio Street.
People were yelling, asking if anyone had a cell phone to call for help. Williams told them he had a phone and made the 911 call. An ambulance arrived quickly, but Williams, an Army veteran, said that the victim looked as though he was already dead as he was being loaded into the ambulance.
In a separate attack in the Lawndale neighborhood, a 30-year-old woman was declared dead at Mount Sinai Hospital after having been shot multiple times in the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue about 5:20 p.m., O'Brien said.
The woman was identified as Georgina Randell, of the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue, according to the medical examiner's office.
Police officials said a man is believed to have shot his girlfriend three times in a domestic violence attack.
A little before 8 p.m., police reported a barricade situation involving a murder suspect near where the woman was killed. The person in the standoff with a Chicago SWAT team was believed to be the attacker in the woman's slaying, police said. The suspect was later taken into custody "without incident," News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
In West Garfield Park, a 20-year-old man was shot about 3:20 p.m. in the 400 block of South Pulaski Road, O'Brien said. The man, later identified as Marquise Chandler, of the 4000 block of West Lexington Street, was declared dead at 3:30 p.m. at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office.
The man was in a car at a gas station when someone in another vehicle pulled up and shot him, then drove off, O'Brien said. Police did not have a description of the vehicle or attacker.
Later Monday, three people were injured within ten minutes of each other in separate South Side shootings.
About 11:25 p.m. in the Englewood neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was shot twice in the leg in 5800 block of South Aberdeen Street, police said.
The man was taken to Stroger in serious condition.
About the same time in the West Pullman neighborhood, a gunman on foot shot a 35-year-old man multiple times in the 100 block of East 117th Place, police said. The man was critically injured and taken to Stroger.
Just minutes later, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the foot in the 1400 block of West 73rd Street, police said. The boy was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.Check back for updates.
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