Man fatally wounded leaving gas station on Far South Side among at least 7 shot since Friday evening, cops say

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A man who was fatally shot walking out of a gas station in the Roseland neighborhood Saturday morning was among seven people wounded in shootings since Friday evening, according to Chicago police.

Joshua James, who lived in the 9900 block of South LaSalle Street in Fernwood, Sunday was identified as the man who was fatally shot, according to information from the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Police said he was 29; the medical examiner’s office said he was 39. It was not immediately clear which agency had James’ correct age.

The fatal shooting happened around 1:50 a.m. Saturday in the 10000 block of South Michigan Avenue. James was leaving a gas station when he was approached by a male who fired shots.

He suffered gunshot wounds to his head and back and was pronounced dead on the scene at 3:05 a.m., according to information from police and the medical examiner’s office.

An 18-year-old man took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot around 2 a.m. in the 1800 block of South California Avenue.

Police said the teen had been walking when he heard shots and felt pain. He suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was listed in good condition at the hospital.

Shortly after 10:30 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old man was shot while driving in the Near West Side neighborhood in the 400 block of South Western Avenue.

Police said someone inside a white Chrysler sedan fired shots, striking the victim in his chest. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in good condition.

In other shootings overnight:

  • Shortly before 9:40 p.m., an 18-year-old man was walking in the 1800 block of South Allport Avenue in Pilsen when he was approached by someone who shot him in the back. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was listed in fair condition, police said.

  • About 8:45 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot while he was walking in the South Shore neighborhood in the 7500 block of South Shore Drive. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center with wounds to the legs and left arm, and listed in fair condition, police said.

  • About 7:40 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The teenage boy was inside of a vehicle when he was struck by gunfire, police said. The boy suffered a wound to the facial area, and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

  • Shortly before 7 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the 5300 block of West Palmer Street in the Hanson Park neighborhood. Police said he was inside a vehicle when he was struck by gunfire. The vehicle then struck a fence and a parked vehicle before coming to a stop in the 5400 block of West Palmer Street. The man was taken in serious condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said.

No one was in custody, and detectives were investigating.

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