3 killed, 7 wounded by gunfire Thursday in Chicago

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Three people were killed and seven others were wounded by gunfire Thursday in Chicago.

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Two men were killed in Ravenswood on the North Side around 5 p.m, police said. They were traveling in a car in the 1500 block of West Wilson Avenue when someone in a white van opened fire, police said. The driver was struck and lost control of the car, causing it to strike a pole and catch fire, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Filbert Elonge, 28, suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

A man was fatally shot and another wounded after walking out of a church in Roseland on the Far South Side around 3:45 p.m. The men left the church in the 400 block of West 111th Street when someone fired at them from a dark-colored Chrysler 300, according to police. Stephon Mack, 24, was struck in the head and chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, police and the medical examiner’s office said. The other man, 40, was shot in the leg and taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

Two men, 23 and 26, were in a car in the 6900 block of South Prairie Avenue at about 10:15 p.m. when they were struck by gunfire, police said. The older man was shot in the leg, and the younger man grazed in the head, police said. Both were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where they were in good condition, police said.

Four others were wounded by gunfire Thursday in Chicago.

Two people were killed and six others were wounded by gunfire Wednesday in Chicago.

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