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Woman Killed, Six People Hurt in Chicago Shootings

A 21-year-old woman was shot to death on the Northwest Side early this morning, and other shootings in the city have left six people hurt since late Saturday afternoon.

The fatal shooting about 12:25 a.m,. after an apparent exchange of words on the street near the intersection of West Fullerton Avenue and North Central Park Avenue, police said.

Police, citing preliminary information, said it appeared a group of people on the street provoked a dispute with someone in a car traveling eastbound on Fullerton. A male occupant of the vehicle apparently stepped out toward the group, and shortly after someone in the group yelled gang slogans and opened fire, police said.

A 21-year-old woman sitting in the back seat of the vehicle was struck in the head and driven to Norwegian American Hospital. She was pronounced dead at hospital.

Police said she may not have been the shooter's intended target.

In a separate shooting early this morning, two 21-year-old men were shot in the 2500 block of West Division Street about 1:40 a.m.

The two men were standing on the sidewalk when a large group approached them and someone started shooting, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

One of the men was shot in the left shoulder and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition was stabilized. The other man was taken to Norwegian American with a gunshot wound to the foot, and he was expected to be treated and released.

About 9:25 p.m., A 16-year-old boy was walking down the sidewalk in the 500 block of East 47th Street when two people stepped out of a vehicle and shots rang out, police said. The boy was hit in the foot and taken to Mercy Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

In the most recent shooting, a girl or woman was shot in the 10000 block of South Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive about 11:30 p.m, Alfaro said. She suffered a graze wound to the face. Further information was not immediately available.

About 10:50 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot as he drove through an intersection near the intersetion of West 32nd Street and South Racine Avenue, police said. A male shooter on the sidewalk opened fire as the 24-year-old started driving after stopping at a stop sign, police said.

The driver was hit in the forearm but drove himself to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition was stabilized.

This afternoon, a 36-year-old man was injured in the Chatham neighborhood, police said.

The shooting happened on the 7900 block of South Vernon Avenue at 4:28 p.m., Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco said.

The man was on the street when he heard shots and felt pain, Pacheco said. The man sustained a gunshot wound to his hand and hip, police said.

He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital where he was treated and expected to be released, police said.

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