Bloody Chicago, 11 Wounded in Shootings on Friday

(Chicago Tribune) Eleven people were wounded, including two women, in separate attacks across the city within 18 hours from Friday afternoon to early Saturday.

About 5:45 a.m. Saturday, a 31-year-old man was shot in the neck while he was in the 2500 block of West 50th Street in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said. He took himself to Holy Cross Hospital. He was later transported in “grave” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

In the Albany Park neighborhood on the city’s Northwest Side, a 29-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting just after 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the 4400 block of North Whipple Street, police said. He was in a vehicle in a nearby alley when another car approached. The passenger of that car then got out and opened fire, striking the 29-year-old man in the chest and back. The 29-year-old man then drove himself about 4 miles away to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition. Early Saturday, officers guarded a single evidence marker that had been placed in the alley where the shooting took place.

About 11:20 p.m. Friday, someone shot a 37-year-old man in the right leg, police said. The 37-year-old man had been walking in the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side when the shooting happened. His condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 36-year-old man was seriously wounded about 10:15 p.m. Friday in a shooting in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. He was sitting in a parked car in the 7500 block of South Union Avenue when people opened fire, striking him in the right shoulder. He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

Two people were wounded around 8:25 p.m. Friday in the 2900 block of West 40th Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 25-year-old woman was grazed in the neck and a 20-year-old man was grazed in the chest, police said. Both declined medical attention.

About a half an hour earlier, at 7:55 p.m. Friday, a 29-year-old man was shot while sitting in front of a home in the 1100 block of North Lockwood Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition had stabilized.

About 4:40 p.m. Friday in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood in the 2700 block of West 63rd Street, a 26-year-old man and another man got into an altercation at a business. When both left, shots rang out. The 26-year-old man was shot in the side, and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where his condition was stabilized. The other man was in custody and being questioned by police.

Another man was shot about 4:20 p.m. Friday in the Humboldt Park neighborhood in the 900 block of North Central Park Avenue, police said. Earlier, police said it happened in the 900 block of North Central Avenue. A 21-year-old man was walking past a group of males when one of them confronted him and took money from his pocket. As the 21-year-old ran away, someone fired a gun at him, hitting him in the arm. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.

Shortly before 1:15 p.m. Friday, a woman was shot multiple times in the side in the 6100 block of South Langley Avenue in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, police said. She was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.

About an hour earlier, a 25-year-old man was wounded in a shooting on the West Side in the Austin neighborhood, Chicago police said. The attack happened shortly after 12:20 p.m. in the 700 block of North Leclaire Avenue, police said. The victim suffered a wound to the leg, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

No one was in custody for any of the shootings and police were investigating.

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