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Via Chicago Sun Times

One person is dead, and at least 10 others, including a 14-year-old boy, were wounded in separate shootings since Wednesday afternoon.

A man was fatally shot early Thursday in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

At 2:05 a.m., police responding to a call of shots fired near East 81st Street and South Cottage Grove Avenue found the man on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to his head, Chicago Police said.

The man, in his 20s, was dead at the scene, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office confirmed the death but could not provide any more information pending notification of the man’s family early Thursday.

In the most recent non-fatal incident, a 23-year-old man and a 42-year-old man were shot about 9:45 p.m. in the Buena Park neighborhood on the North Side. They were standing on the sidewalk in the 800 block of West Cuyler Avenue when they started fighting with two other men, police said. One of those men pulled out a handgun and fired shots, striking the two men, police said.

The 23-year-old was shot in his right thigh and left calf, and the 42-year-old was shot in the right arm, police said. Both were taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

About 9 p.m., four men were shot while walking in the 7200 block of South Phillips Avenue, according to police. A 22-year-old was shot in his right leg and a 27-year-old was shot in his left thigh. They were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A 31-year-old was shot in his left calf and was taken to Jackson Park Hospital, and a 21-year-old was shot in the arm and was taken to South Shore Hospital.

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