Carnage Continues (UPDATES)
A person was killed by gunfire in the East Chatham neighborhood tonight, [a] Gresham District Lt. [...] said.
The male victim gunned down at 79th Street and Maryland Avenue was one of at least five people shot on the South or Southeast Side tonight, police said.
The victim was taken from 79th and Maryland to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:03 p.m., according to a representative of the Cook County medical examiner's office.
UPDATE: Five more dead in a night of violence:
It was a night of exceptionally heavy violence on a warm night in Chicago.
Five people died and at least 11 others were wounded in shootings across the South, Southwest and Southeast sides Thursday night, police said, an area stretching from 900 West 53rd Street to 2500 East 93rd Street.