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16-year-old among 3 slain in South Shore

Published: Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 11:33 a.m. CDT

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CHICAGO (MCT) — Oct. 10--A 16-year-old boy and two men were killed when several gunmen opened fire in a South Shore courtyard, half a block from Jackson Park, police said.

The three were standing in the courtyard in the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue when the shooters walked up around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday, according to Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

Abdullah Trull, 16, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition with wounds to his temple and thigh. He died at the hospital, police said.

Darrius Morris, 23, who lived on the block where the shooting occurred, was struck in the shoulder and died on the scene. Sylvester Solomon, 27, of the 6700 block of South Clyde Avenue, a half block from the shooting, died at Stroger Hospital of wounds to the back and left arm.

Police had no suspects in custody this morning. The shooting is Chicago's first triple homicide this year. In other shootings across Chicago, one person was killed and six people wounded overnight.

— About 8:30 p.m. in the Brainerd neighborhood, a 24-year-old man was fatally shot in the abdomen on the 8900 block of South May Street, police said. The man had been standing on the sidewalk when someone fired shots from a dark-colored sedan, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center and was pronounced dead shortly after, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. A spokesman identified the dead man as Ashton Pugh, though the office did not know where he was from.

— Earlier, a man and a woman were shot at 4:35 p.m. as they stood with a group of people in the 5000 block of South Peoria Avenue, Police News Affairs officer Jose Estrada said. A 25-year-old man was shot in the upper left leg and a 21-year-old woman was shot in the lower right arm when someone in a gray SUV drove up and began firing, Estrada said. The victims were taken to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition, he said.

— About 9:10 p.m., someone in a light-colored van shot a 19-year-old man from about four feet away as he stood in the 2400 block of South Trumbull Avenue, police said. The man was struck in the chest and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. Police said the shooter and the 19-year-old had been in a fist fight earlier Wednesday.

— A 41-year-old man was shot around 7:40 p.m. while standing on a front porch in the 1100 block of West 112th Street, Estrada said. The man was wounded in the leg and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, Estrada said.

— Shortly afterwards, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the left leg at about 7:55 p.m. in the 11300 block of South Eggleston Avenue, police said. The boy was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, Estrada said. The boy had been walking when a group started running toward him and shots rang out, police said.

— About 11:30 p.m, a 23-year-old man was shot in the 11700 block of South Normal Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood. Police said someone approached him on foot and opened fire, hitting him in the foot. He was in good condition at Roseland Hospital. ___ (c)2013 the Chicago Tribune

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