A man died and at least five other people, including two boys, have been wounded since Friday evening in separate shootings on the West, South and Southwest sides.

A 21-year-old man died after he was shot around 11:30 p.m. through the window of a residence in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The man, identified as Matthew M. Williams of the 1000 block of East 46th Street, was inside a home in the 7100 block of South Calumet Avenue when someone outside fired shots, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Bullets came through the window and struck the man in the back, police said.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead there at 12:08 a.m., police and the examiner’s office said.

No one was in custody as a result of the shooting early Saturday, and police were still investigating the incident. Police could not immediately confirm whether Williams was an unintended target. 

Early Saturday, police officers used yellow crime scene tape to cordon off the sidewalk in front of a four-story red brick building on the eastern side of Calumet Avenue, just south of 71th Street.

The front door of the building was shattered, and broken glass lay on the ground surrounding it.

Two boys shot to death in Gary

Two boys shot to death in Gary

Two teenage boys were found shot to death inside a vehicle Friday evening in Gary in northwest Indiana, authorities said.

About 8:30 p.m., while on patrol a Gary police officer saw a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Burr Street with its driver’s side door open, according to a news release from…

Two teenage boys were found shot to death inside a vehicle Friday evening in Gary in northwest Indiana, authorities said.

About 8:30 p.m., while on patrol a Gary police officer saw a vehicle parked in the 800 block of Burr Street with its driver’s side door open, according to a news release from…

(Chicago Tribune staff)

As police officers investigated the crime scene, one officer noticed a couple of shell casings lying in the middle of Calumet, outside of the cordoned-off crime scene.

The officer then stopped a man walking north on Calumet from stepping on the newly found evidence.

“Sorry, sir, we just found more stuff here,” she said, pointing to the ground.

The man walked around the spot on the road.

Another officer pulled out a roll of yellow tape and expanded the crime scene to include a section of Calumet.

St. Columbanus Catholic Church and Augustus Tolton Catholic Academy lined the other side of Calumet, right across from where the shooting happened.

A pastor from the church walked outside and lingered next to yellow crime scene tape until a pair of detectives came up to talk to him.

At the northern edge of the crime scene, police officers interviewed a group of men, some of whom were inside the building when the gunfire erupted outside.

Tony Marshall, 29, said he and a group of his friends, including Williams, were hanging out in the first-floor apartment of the building Friday evening when the shooting happened.

Marshall described the apartment as “a man cave” where a group of his friends would gather almost every weekend.

Minutes before the shooting, Marshall said, he went out of the apartment to get cigarettes at the nearby Citgo gas station. He heard several gunshots and returned to find Williams shot.

Marshall said Williams was playing an NBA video game on an Xbox console when he was shot through the window.

Marshall, dressed in a black hoodie and faded jeans, stood with a pair of other men next to the crime scene early Saturday. He started weeping when he found that Williams did not make it.

“He dead?” he said loudly. “He dead. He dead.”

Marshall took a drag of his cigarette and shook his head.

“Welcome to Chicago, right?” he said as tears streamed down his face.

Marshall said Williams was originally from Virginia and was a student at Columbia College. He described Williams as an uplifting, fun-loving person who loved making music.

“He didn’t deserve it,” Marshall said. 

In other shootings: 

• Most recently, about 2 a.m. Saturday, a 15-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, said Officer Veejay Zala, a Chicago police spokesman.

The boy was walking in the 4500 block of South Whipple Street when someone in a passing car fired shots at him, Zala said.

The boy was shot in the right leg and left foot. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, Zala said.

• About 8:30 p.m., a 23-year-old man was critically wounded after getting shot in the face near the Illinois Institute of Technology campus in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, Zala said.

The man was shot in the first block of West 31st Street. He was taken in critical condition to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Zala said.

No other information was immediately available about the shooting.

• About 7:25 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was critically wounded after getting shot in the head in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the West Side, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago police spokeswoman.

The woman’s roommate found her unresponsive inside a vehicle in the 2000 block of West 21st Street, Sedevic said.

She was taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, Sedevic said.

• Two other shootings happened about 5:26 p.m. in the city’s Lawndale and Grand Crossing neighborhoods, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago police spokesman.

One shooting happened in the 1600 block of South Lawndale Avenue, and the other in the 7600 block of South Dorchester Avenue, he said.

In the Lawndale Avenue shooting, a boy, whose exact age was not given, was on the sidewalk when someone opened fire, striking him in the abdomen and arm. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in fair condition.

In the Dorchester Avenue shooting, a 25-year-old man suffered a leg wound, and took himself to Jackson Park Hospital.

Police were investigating.

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