By MITCHELL ARMENTROUT
Chicago Sun-Times Wire
An Englewood shooting that left 28-year-old Charles Lewis dead and five people wounded early Sunday on the South Side also caused a crash that injured six other people, according to Chicago Police.
At 2:08 a.m., six people were outside in the 5700 block of South LaSalle when another group of people walked out of an alley and started shooting, police said.
At least one person in the original group of six returned gunfire, and a passing vehicle was caught in the crossfire, police said. The driver lost control and the vehicle flipped over.
Lewis was shot in the chest and was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where he was pronounced dead at 4:29 a.m., according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
A 19-year-old woman whose face was grazed by a bullet was also taken to Saint Bernard in serious condition, police said.
A 29-year-old woman shot in the face was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital; as was a 28-year-old woman who suffered a graze wound to the buttocks. Her condition stabilized, police said.
A 29-year-old man shot in the arm and leg was taken to Stroger Hospital, along with a 23-year-old woman shot in the left foot. Their conditions had also stabilized, police said.
Six women from the vehicle were taken to hospitals, with three in serious-to-critical condition, fire officials said. Two were taken to Stroger and one to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The other three were taken to Saint Bernard in good-to-fair condition.
A police source said the 29-year-old man who was wounded is a convicted felon with an extensive gang history, and may have been the intended target of the shooting.