An 18-year-old was killed Saturday evening and two people were injured by gunfire early this morning, authorities said.
The fatal shooting happened in the 7900 block of South Lafayette Avenue, in the South Side's West Chatham neighborhood. The 18-year-old was standing on the sidewalk with someone else when a dark SUV pulled up about 7 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
Several people inside the SUV began shooting, and a bullet struck the 18-year-old, later identified as Leroy Griffin, in the head, authorities said.
Griffin, who lived in the 7500 block of South Langley Avenue, was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
About 1:35 a.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 4700 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, Alfaro said. The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
In another incident, a 28-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the leg about 12:30 a.m. in the 1200 block of North Menard Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood. The wound may have been self-inflicted, police said.
The man's condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.Copyright © 2015, RedEye