Two 16-year-old boys among five fatally shot Tuesday

Sarah Freishtat, Chicago Tribune
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Two 16-year-old boys were among five people killed in Chicago shootings Tuesday on the West and South sides, according to police.

One of the shootings of teens occurred in the Lawndale neighborhood, in the 3100 block of West Douglas Boulevard, shortly before 9:15 p.m., according to a police media notification.

Carlito Rainey was standing in the front yard of a home when someone in a vehicle shot him, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Rainey was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with gunshot wounds to his head and arms, and was later pronounced dead there, according to police.

An autopsy Wednesday determined Rainey died of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said.

Earlier in the afternoon, another 16-year-old, Quinton Fisher, was shot and killed in the South Shore neighborhood, in the 7800 block of South Escanaba Avenue.

Shortly before 2:15 p.m., Fisher and a 25-year-old man were on the sidewalk when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and someone inside began firing a weapon, according to police.

Fisher suffered multiple gunshot wounds, and he was taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The 25-year-old, shot in his right arm, declined medical attention at the scene.

Three men were also killed Tuesday, including 33-year-old Paliris Singleton, who was shot in the 7900 block of South Eberhart Avenue in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood.

Singleton was standing on the sidewalk with a woman when another man approached and fired shots around 11:50 p.m.

Singleton was taken with a gunshot wound to his back to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The woman, 38, was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition with a gunshot wound to her right leg, according to police.

Early Tuesday morning in the South Austin neighborhood, 39-year-old Develle Sprawls was shot in the 5400 block of West Flournoy Street around 3:30 a.m.

Sprawls was drinking in a basement with another man when shots were fired, police said.

Sprawls, who was shot in the chest and head, was pronounced dead on scene. Late Wednesday, police announced murder charges against Marvin Browder, 37, in the case.

Browder, who police said was identified as the person who shot Sprawls, was due in court Thursday for a bond hearing.

Just after 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, 24-year-old Richard Cade was shot in the 10500 block of South Maryland Avenue in the Roseland neighborhood.

Cade was on the sidewalk when someone fired shots, hitting his back. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Besides Browder, police did not announce any other charges or arrests in the slayings.