Two people were killed and four others were wounded in shootings in Chicago Monday.

Paul C. Sappington, 31, was shot to death as he opened the front door of a home in the 9000 block of South May Street in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side around 10:15 a.m., police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two men knocked on the door and at least one of them opened fire when he opened it, police said.  Sappington was the second person shot to death this month.

February’s first homicide occurred at 12:30 a.m. Monday when a 42-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 500 block of South Cicero Avenue. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and pronounced dead.

Witnesses said the shooting happened in a building on the east side of the street, two stories tall with trash-filled vacant lots on either side.

Four other people were shot Monday.

• At 8:50 p.m., two 45-year-old men were shot on the 0 to 100 block of South Mason Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, police said.

One of the men was shot several times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, and the other man was shot in the left thigh and and was taken to West Suburban Hospital where his condition had stabilized.

Bloody start to year as homicides hit 50, worst January since at least 2000

Bloody start to year as homicides hit 50, worst January since at least 2000

Two hours into 2016, DeAndre Holiday, a 24-year-old father of three, became another sad statistic of Chicago’s runaway violence, fatally shot in the chest as he left a New Year’s Eve party in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

In the weeks since, the tally of those killed has hit 50,…

Two hours into 2016, DeAndre Holiday, a 24-year-old father of three, became another sad statistic of Chicago’s runaway violence, fatally shot in the chest as he left a New Year’s Eve party in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side.

In the weeks since, the tally of those killed has hit 50,…

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The men were in a pickup truck when someone came up to them and began firing into the truck, police said.

• Earlier, a 24-year-old man walked into Loretto Hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg after someone shot him in the 4800 block of West Adams Street in the Austin neighborhood around 11:35 a.m., police said.

• Another man, 19, was shot in the leg in the 7800 block of South Jeffery Boulevard in the South Shore neighborhood, according to police. He walked into Jackson Park Hospital seeking treatment for his wound.

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