6 People Shot Tuesday in Chicago

(Sun Times Wire) Six people were wounded Tuesday in shootings across Chicago.

The day’s latest shooting left a man in critical condition in Wrightwood on the South Side.

The man, 26, was walking to his vehicle about 9:40 p.m. when someone shot him in the 8000 block of South Francisco Avenue, Chicago police said.

The man was struck in the torso and taken to Holy Cross Hospital in critical condition, police said.

About three hours earlier, a 17-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting in West Town.

He was on the sidewalk about 6:40 p.m. in the 2200 block of West Maypole Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, police said.

The teen was struck in the chest and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.

On the West Side, a 19-year-old man was shot two hours prior.

The man was walking down the street about 4:45 p.m. in the 5300 block of West Augusta Boulevard when a light-colored sedan with two people inside drove up to him, police said. Someone fired shots and hit the man in the lower back.

He was taken to West Suburban Hospital where his condition was stabilized, and later transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said.

An 18-year-old man crashed into a police car after he was shot Tuesday afternoon in Englewood.

The man was shot in the back and leg about 1:30 p.m. in the 6900 block of South Elizabeth Street, police said. After the shooting, he tried to drive off in a stolen vehicle and crashed into an unmarked squad car.

The man was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

About half an hour earlier, a man was shot in Belmont Cragin on the Northwest Side.

The shooting happened about 1 p.m. in the 5000 block of West Drummond Place, police said.

The man, about 20 years old, was shot in the shoulder and taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said. His condition was stabilized.

The first reported shooting of the day wounded a 51-year-old man in Albany Park on the Northwest Side.

About 1:15 a.m., he was in an alley in the 4600 block of North Kedzie Avenue, when he was approached by a person he knew who fired shots at him, striking him in the leg, police said.

He was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital where he was stabilized, police said.

On Monday, three people were wounded in citywide shootings.

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