A man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds early Friday in the South Side Bronzeville neighborhood is now dead, police said.
About 12:15 a.m., a man on the street suffered multiple gunshot wounds at 38th and South Michigan Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.
A police News Affairs release that was posted at 2:38 a.m. said the victim has died.
The 27-year-old was initially taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to a police news release, that said the man was unresponsive, Chicago Sun-Times reported.
According to Chicago Breaking News – Tribune, six people were wounded near 66th Street and Marshfield Avenue on the South Side this morning in two separate shootings, one after police arrived to investigate the first incident.
About hours earlier two blocks away, another shooting claimed the life of a 30-year-old man, but police said they had no reason to believe that was connected to the later shootings.
At the Marshfield site, "we (initially) treated four victims, all in serious to critical conditions," said Larry Langford, a spokesman for the Fire Department. One of the men was shot multiple times. But once we began to stand down and pull out, someone drove near where police were situated and began shooting. Two other people were shot in that incident."