5 shot, 1 fatally, in Uptown, ‘There was blood everywhere’

A pedestrian at the scene of a multiple shooting, at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road in Chicago,

A pedestrian at the scene of a multiple shooting, at the intersection of Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road in Chicago, — Nuccio DiNuzzo, Chicago Tribune, Aug. 19, 2013

By Mitch Smith, Jeremy Gorner and Carlos Sadovi,  Chicago Tribune reporters11:32 p.m. CDT, August 19, 2013

Five people were shot, one fatally, this evening in the Uptown neighborhood along a Safe Passage route outside a church that was holding a prayer service at the time, officials said.

The shooting happened at 5:57 p.m. on the 4500 block of North Sheridan Road, police said.

Police said a white, four-door car pulled up in front of the Uptown Baptist Church at Wilson Avenue and Sheridan Road. Someone from inside the car opened fire at a group of people standing in front of the church, killing one of them and wounding four others, police said.

The victims, all men, ranged in age from 21 to 58, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said, citing preliminary information.

The youngest man died after being shot in the head, police said. Of the survivors, three were brought to Weiss Memorial Hospital: a 44-year-old man shot in the knee, a 58-year-old man shot in the hand, and a 32-year-old man shot in the ankle.  All three were in good condition, Gaines said.

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