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June 16, 2013 Featured, Open Forum No Comments

Two dozen people were shot Saturday afternoon into Father’s Day Sunday across the city, according to authorities.

Of the 24 people shot, six died either at the crime scenes or at local hospitals. The youngest was 16. One of the men killed was an armed man shot by police after he raised a 9-millimeter handgun in their direction after bailing from a moving car, authorities said.

The shootings stretched from 9400 S. Loomis Avenue on the South Side up to about North Avenue and Pulaski in the Hermosa neighborhood.

• The first homicide of the night was about 10:12 p.m. Saturday inside a club on 79th Street between Ellis and Ingleside avenues in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, where four men were shot, one fatally, after someone opened the door to the club and started shooting.

Todd Wood, 40, of the 8100 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood, was pronounced dead at Advocate Trinity Hospital at 12:45 a.m. this morning, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Also wounded in that attack were a 35-year-old man who was shot in the leg, a 25-year-old man shot in the leg, and a 24-year-old man shot in the chest. The man with the chest wound is in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center, the 35-year-old’s condition has stabilized at University of Chicago Hospitals and the 25-year-old walked into Jackson Park Hospital with a minor leg wound, police said.

• The second killing of the night was in the Little Village neighborhood on the South Side. Five people were shot overnight in that neighborhood — three near 26th Street and Ridgeway Avenue and two others at 31st Street and Pulaski Road, police said.

The shooting on Ridgeway about 10:50 p.m. included the fatality. Ricardo Herrera, 21, died at the scene. He lived nearby, in the 2400 block of South Marshall Boulevard, according to the medical examiner. Two others, one who was 20 years old and the other who was in his 20s, were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Someone approached the trio, who were standing on the block, and started shooting.

A couple blocks west and five blocks south, at 31st Street and Pulaski Road, two people were shot about 12:30 a.m. A woman had just stepped out of a car on 31st Street when a gray Jeep pulled alongside and six shots were fired at the car, hitting the 22-year-old woman in the thigh and the 18-year-old driver of the car in the head, chest and shoulder.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition and the woman limped over to a nearby laundromat, where paramedics found her with a hip wound.

• A 16-year-old boy was killed in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side about 11:45 p.m., police said.

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