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A wave of shootings across Chicago Thursday night has left at least two people dead and 11 others wounded in rash of violence on the South and West sides of the Windy City.

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According to the Chicago Tribune, authorities are questioning suspects in one of the shootings, the killing of a man near his home on the Far South Side.

The worst shooting occurred around 6 p.m. when two men opened fire inside a convenience store in the 1400 block of West 79th Street in the Gresham neighborhood.

One man was killed and five others were wounded. The victims ranged in age from 16 to 24, while the gunmen fled in an SUV.

Later that night, four people were standing in a parking lot in the 4100 block of West Roosevelt Road when a black car drove up and gunfire rang out.

The other shootings that took place last night in Chicago:

A 29-year-old man was shot in the arm, a second man the same age was shot in the leg, a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 36-year-old man was shot in the thigh, police said. They were all taken by a friend to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

A 31-year-old man was shot and killed across the street from his home on 113th Place between State Street and South Michigan Avenue, police said.

David Gulley, 31, was pronounced dead at Roseland Community Hospital about 5:10 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Calumet District officers saw the shooting and brought several people in for questioning, police said. Up to three guns were recovered, police said. The people were still being questioned as of 5 a.m. today, police said.

A 24-year-old man was shot in the buttocks in the 11800 block of South Ashland Avenue about 5 p.m. on the Far South Side, police said. He was walking down the street when two people approached on foot and opened fire, police said. 

He was stable Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said. No one was in custody this morning.

About 10:15 p.m., a man in his 30s was shot in the leg in the 13100 block of South Ellis Avenue. He was taken to Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island, police said.

The rash of violence that has plagued Chicago for many years continues to take lives at an alarming pace.

SOURE: Chicago Tribune

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