By Peter Nickeas and Deanese Williams-Harris
10:02 PM CST, January 21, 2014
A young man who went home after a shooting instead of immediately seeking medical attention has died, one of two young men were wounded in separate North and West side shootings Monday night.
Alex Anderson, 19, was declared dead at 4:42 a.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Police had said early today that about 10:30 p.m. Monday a man went to his home in the 5000 block of West Cullom Avenue after getting shot in the lower torso and arm.
It's not clear where he was shot, but paramedics took him from his home in the Portage Park neighborhood, to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
Police said he may have been inside a car somewhere near Cullom and Milwaukee avenues when shot.
The man was believed to have been a passenger in a car when the driver of a vehicle fired shots, striking the victim, police said. Anderson then got out of the vehicle and walked to near his home, and emergency crews were called to the scene.
It's not clear why he was shot. He was rushed into surgery and investigators were not able to interview him.
Police News Affairs had not been notified of the man's death as of about 7:15 p.m., and was releasing no additional information on the shooting.
Earlier, another man was critically wounded in a shooting Monday night on the West Side in the city's Heart of Chicago neighborhood. The shooting happened about 8:15 p.m. on the 2300 block of South Hoyne Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.
The man suffered wounds to his left arm and stomach area, said Zala, citing preliminary information. He was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Police said the 18-year-old was sitting in a car when another car pulled alongside and its passenger opened fire, hitting the teen. The car with the shooter fled northbound toward Cermak Road. No one is in custody.Police are investigating.
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