1 dead, at least 7 hurt in South Side shootings

Chicago police investigate the scene where a woman was shot in the 5100 block of S. Calumet Ave. on Nov. 23. (Abel Uribe / Chicago Tribune)

An 18-year-old man was killed in the South Chicago neighborhood Saturday night during an eight-hour stretch in which at least eight people were shot on the South Side, authorities said.

Police said the fatal shooting happened about 11:05 p.m., in a first-floor hallway in the 2700 block of East 80th Street. Someone in the building called police after hearing three or four gunshots, and when the caller ventured into the hallway, the 18-year-old was lying on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

The man was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 11:50 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. He was identified as Tyshon Anderson, of the 8000 block of South Marquette Avenue.

Officers remained outside the four-story brick walkup into this morning, sitting in squad cars to stay warm as police tape flapped in the wind outside the building.

About 11:45 p.m., a 17-year-old boy shot in the hand was driven to South Shore Hospital. The boy and a friend told police the shooting happened at the intersection of East 79th Street and South Marquette Avenue, less than a block from the fatal shooting.

Police, however, were investigating whether the shootings were related and whether the boy may have actually been shot inside the building where the homicide happened.

At least six other people were injured in shootings late Saturday and early this morning.

• In the latest, a 41-year-old man was hurt in what police described as an attempted robbery. The man was walking in the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive in the South Shore neighborhood when someone approached on foot and announced a robbery about 2 a.m. During a struggle, the man was shot in right forearm. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized.

• About 12:45 a.m., an 18-year-old man was walking in the 9600 block of South Peoria Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood when someone opened fire from a white pickup truck, police said. The man was shot in the thigh and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.

• About 10:35 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the lower right leg in the 5100 block of South Calumet Avenue in the Washington Park neighborhood, police said. The man was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition was stabilized.

• A 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen in the 7900 block of South Kenwood Avenue in the Gresham neighborhood about 7:50 p.m. when he was shot in the abdomen, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. The boy was in serious condition on-scene, Greer said.

• About 6:45 p.m. in the Bronzeville neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was shot in the lower left leg in a shooting in the 4300 block of South Prairie Avenue, Greer said. His condition had been stabilized at the University of Chicago Medical Center, although an exact condition for him was unavailable.

• In the Brainerd neighborhood about 6:10 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the lower back in the 1000 block of West 93rd Street, Greer said. His condition had been stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, she said.

No one was in custody in the shootings.

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