8 Wounded in two Shootings Hours, Blocks apart in Englewood

(Sun Times Wire) Four people were wounded in a shooting Sunday in Englewood on the South Side.

They were on the sidewalk about 3:43 a.m. in the 5600 block of South Paulina Street when someone fired shots from a black SUV, Chicago police said.

A 31-year-old man struck in the leg was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, police said. A woman, 22, was shot in the back and taken to the same hospital. Her condition was stabilized.

A 21-year-old woman who was shot in the foot had her condition stabilized at St. Bernard Hospital, police said. Another woman, 32, was hit in the leg and her was condition stabilized at Stroger Hospital.

Area South detectives are investigating.

Less than three hours earlier, four other people were hurt in a separate gun violence incident a few blocks away.

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(Sun Times Wire) Four people were wounded in a shooting Sunday in Englewood on the South Side.

They were outside about 1:10 a.m. in the 600 block of West 61st Place when someone unleashed gunfire and struck them, Chicago police said.

A 37-year-old man who was hit in the legs tried to drive to a hospital in a silver Chrysler 300 but crashed at Union Avenue and 61st Place, police said. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.

Another man, 27, was shot in the buttocks and armpit, police said. He was taken to the same hospital in critical condition.

A man and woman, both 25, were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. The man had gunshot wounds to the back and buttocks, and his condition was stabilized. The woman was grazed in the buttocks and is in good condition.

Police don’t have a description of the shooter.

Area South detectives are investigating.

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