At least nine people were shot across Chicago Thursday night, including four teens and an off-duty police officer, according to police.
The officer, 41-year-old Clifton Lewis, died of his wounds. He was shot about 8:30 p.m. at a store near Austin Boulevard and Division Street.
Another man was shot and killed in the Lawndale neighborhood Thursday night. Maurice Vortes, 28, was found unresponsive on the 1500 block of South Kedzie Avenue and pronounced dead at 9:10 p.m., according to authorities.
Police said someone walked up behind Vortes and shot him in the head. Vortes lived on the 1100 block of South Western Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The shooting may be gang related, police said.
A 14-year-old girl was shot multiple times about 10:20 p.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.
That shooting happened on the 1200 block of North Harding Street. According to preliminary reports, the girl was standing outside with friends when two people passed in front of the group. One of them returned and pulled out a handgun and shot into the crowd, striking the girl several times, police said.
The girl was taken in serious-to-critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where her condition has stabilized, police said.
Police said the shooting may be gang-related.
Two teens also were shot Thursday night in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, according to police.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg and buttocks about 8:30 p.m. on the 6200 block of South Rockwell Street and taken to Mount Sinai hospital in good condition, police said. He was standing with an 18-year-old boy who was shot in the leg after another man approached them on foot, shouted and started shooting, police said.
Four others were shot in the South Austin neighborhood in two incidents Thursday night.
Two people were shot about 9:35 p.m. on the 5500 block of West Corcoran Place, according to a Chicago Police Department release.
The men were standing on a sidewalk when someone inside a red SUV opened fire, hitting the two. One of the victims fled about one block into a store on the 300 block of North Central Avenue, police said.
A 26-year-old was shot in the arm and buttocks; his condition had stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. A second man, 32, was shot in the leg; his condition had stabilized at Loyola University Medical Center.
About 11:50 p.m. about 5 blocks south in the 5500 block of West Adams Street, two other people were shot. Someone walked up to the two, who were standing on a corner, and opened fire.
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the pelvis and forearm and is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital and a 20-year-old man was shot in the leg. He was also taken to Mount Sinai.
Nobody is in custody in any of the shootings and detectives are investigating.Copyright © 2015, CT Now