After getting out of work Saturday, a 48-year-old man arrived early to a gathering in Englewood that was meant to celebrate someone’s birthday.
It ended in a shooting.
The man, who did not want to be identified, said people at the gathering in the 400 block of West 75th Street told him someone had been shot. He saw a 68-year-old man on the ground who told him he wasn’t in pain.
“They just left him lying there,” he said.
The area where he was shot was in a dark lot behind a row of houses. The wall of a viaduct encloses the area.
The 48-year-old man said he wanted to render aid to the wounded man, but people gathered began arguing with him about whether the man should be moved. At one point, the wounded man lifted his shirt and touched where he had been shot. Blood could then be seen on his finger, he said.
The 68-year-old man was shot in the hip about 1:40 a.m. Saturday. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
He was one of 13 people, including a 13-year-old boy, who were wounded in shootings since early Friday afternoon on the South and West sides, police said. A 20-year-old man was killed in one of the shootings.
Three shootings Friday took place in the North Austin neighborhood, within a mile of each other.
The most recent shooting in that neighborhood happened just before 10 p.m. in the 5400 block of North Avenue. A 27-year-old man heard gunshots and realized he had been shot. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to his shoulder. He was listed in good condition.
A minute earlier at 9:56 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the right thigh while he was standing outside his vehicle in the 1400 block of North Lawler Avenue, police said. A vehicle approached the man and someone inside began shooting at him. The victim was taken to West Suburban Medical Center where he was treated and released.
Earlier Friday afternoon, a 20-year-old man was killed, and a 57-year-old man who was standing on a CTA bus was seriously wounded in a North Austin neighborhood attack.
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