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2 killed, 5 others wounded in separate shootings

Two men were killed and five others were wounded in separate shootings bewteen Thursday afternoon and early this morning on the city's South and West sides.

In the Austin neighborhood, Barnett Adams, 33, was fatally shot in the 5600 block of West Chicago Avenue just after 5 p.m.

Adams had a dispute with another man on the street and the second man attacked him, pulling out a gun and shooting him, police said. Adams, of the 600 block of North Waller Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was declared dead at 6:03 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

An autopsy Friday determined Adams died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Earlier Thursday, a 19-year-old man was shot about 2:40 p.m. in the 7700 block of South Stewart Street in the Winneconna Parkway neighborhood, police said.

Andre Hunter, of the 7900 block of South Princeton Avenue, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and pronounced dead at 3:34 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Police said Hunter was found unresponsive on the sidewalk after being shot multiple times. No suspects were in custody early this morning in the homicide, which Area South detectives are investigating.

The latest shooting happened about 2 a.m. during an apparent robbery in the 4800 block of South Komensky Avenue, police said. A 39-year-old man was walking down the block when two assailants, one of them armed with a gun, approached and announced a robbery, police said.

The man cooperated but was shot in the shoulder, and his assailants fled with his wallet and cell phone, police said.

The man was listed in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center of Oak Lawn.

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In other shootings:

 

  • About 8:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of West Jackson Boulevard, a 33-year-old man standing on the sidewalk heard gunfire and realized he was shot, police said.

    The man sustained graze wounds to the leg and buttocks and was listed in good condition at John H. Stroger, Jr., Hospital of Cook County.

 

  •     Two people were shot shortly before 7:30 p.m. on the 6100 block of South Eberhart Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala, citing preliminary reports.  

    A 30-year-old woman suffered a wound to her leg and a 31-year-old man was shot in his stomach area, said Zala.

       Both victims were taken to Stroger Hospital where their conditions were stabilized, he said.

 

  •     About 2:15 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot on the 7300 block of South Shore Drive in the South Shore neighborhood, said Zala.

        The boy suffered a wound to his shoulder and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said Zala.

 

Tribune reporter Adam Sege contributed.

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