Shooting at 64th and Hermitage

Chicago police officers on the scene of a shooting in the 6400 block of South Hermitage Saturday night. (Brian Jackson, For the Chicago Tribune / November 2, 2013)

An 18-year-old man was shot and fatally wounded in the West Englewood neighborhood Saturday evening, police said.

Antonio Cooper, of the 1700 block of West 64th Street, was shot in the 6500 block of South Hermitage Avenue about 6:40 p.m. and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, authorities said. He had been shot in the abdomen, police said.

Cooper was pronounced dead at 7:23 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.

Police said the man was found on the sidewalk but did not release further details about the circumstances of the shooting.

Earlier Saturday, about 5:06 p.m., Chicago Fire Department crews were dispatched to the 3300 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the Armour Square neighborhood on the South Side, where paramedics treated a 20-year-old woman suffering from a gunshot wound, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Chief Juan Hernandez. The woman taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.

The woman was injured in an accidental shooting involving a weapon she was hiding on her person as arresting officers waited for a female officer to search her, police said.

The woman was arrested about 5 p.m. in the 3300 block of South Wentworth Avenue and was in the back of a police squad, waiting for a female officer to arrive on-scene when the gun discharged, injuring the woman, police said.

The woman was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for treatment, said Zala, but he did not have information about the extent of her injuries or her condition.

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