At least 17 people were wounded in separate shootings that reached nearly every part of the city from Monday morning to early Tuesday.
In the South Loop neighborhood, a 27-year-old man was shot in the back when he was caught in the middle of another man getting carjacked just before 1:40 a.m. Tuesday in the 2200 block of South Wabash Avenue, police said. The robbers were in a Jeep Cherokee and they all wore masks. One of the men tried to rob the 27-year-old man as he was walking.
He was shot in the back as he tried to run away. His condition was stabilized at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The robbers did leave with a 2006 gray BMW, but the driver was not injured.
In the Marquette Park neighborhood, a 28-year-old woman was seriously wounded in a shooting about 1:30 a.m. in the 2500 block of West 73rd Street. She was sitting in a car with her boyfriend when three people approached and opened fire, striking her in the back and twice in the abdomen, police said. The car the woman was in then crashed into a parked car. The woman was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center. There were no other reported injuries.
Twenty-five minutes earlier on the city’s West Side, a 25-year-old man was shot in the head, police said. About 1:05 a.m., officers on patrol in the 5100 block of West Madison Street came across a crowd gathered around the 25-year-old man who had been shot in the head and was unresponsive. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
In the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the North Side about 11:35 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the left thigh and was grazed in the neck while he was standing in the 7500 block of North Kedzie Avenue, police said. The shooter was inside a black sedan. The victim was taken to Presence Saint Francis Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
At 11:10 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the right leg while he was in the 6900 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Lithuanian Plaza neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responding to a call of shots fired found the man on the sidewalk. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
In South Austin, a 21-year-old woman was shot in the right ankle about 10:50 p.m. in the 800 block of North Lockwood Avenue, police said. She was sitting in a vehicle when people fired shots at the car. She took herself to West Suburban Medical Center, where her condition was stabilized.
A 16-year-old girl was shot in the left foot and leg about 9:40 p.m. in the 3300 block of West 24th Street in the Little Village neighborhood, police said. She was walking with two men who police said have ties to gangs when a man walked out of an alley and opened fire, striking the girl twice. The teen’s condition was stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A 25-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting about 9:30 p.m. while he was walking in the 4800 block of South Paulina Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. A man, who was on the sidewalk, shot the man on the left side of the abdomen and chest. He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital. Residents of the block watched as detectives bent down and searched a slightly overgrown front lawn. An officer placed markers on the grass near a portion of the sidewalk that was stained with what appeared to be blood. Officers also examined a pair of shoes that had been left behind in the grass.
Minutes earlier in the Englewood neighborhood, two people were shot about 9:27 p.m. while they were standing in the 5500 block of South Shields Avenue, police said. The two shooters emerged from a gangway and shot a 20-year-old man in the right calf, and they shot a 20-year-old woman in the left arm. The man’s condition was stabilized at Stroger Hospital. The woman took herself to the University of Chicago Medicine, and she was expected to be transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital.
About 8:35 p.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the right buttocks and left shoulder in an alley in the 3100 block of West Madison Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. He took himself to Stroger Hospital, but police did not immediately release information about his condition.
About 7:50 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the 3700 block of West Arthington Street in the Homan Square neighborhood, police said. The boy suffered a gunshot wound to the left thigh and took a private vehicle to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was in god condition, police said.
About 5:20 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the upper shoulder in the 4900 block of West Potomac Avenue, in the Austin neighborhood. The 25-year-old got himself to a West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and a gun was found at the scene, police said.
About 4:30 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the thigh in the 5300 block of South Morgan Street in the Back of the Yards, police said. The 23-year-old told police he saw a dark colored vehicle headed south on Morgan and heard shots being fired from it, police said. Hospital information was not known.
About 3:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of West 51st Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a 19-year-old man was shot in his left knee. He was walking south on May towards 51st Street when a dark colored Toyota Camry approached with four men inside of it, at least one of whom began shooting, police said. The Camry fled south on May and no one was arrested.
About 1:45 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Monticello Avenue, in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, an 18-year-old man was shot in the upper shoulder, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
About 10:50 a.m. a 26-year-old man was shot in a drive-by shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. He was shot twice in the back while he was in the 1400 block of North St. Louis Avenue. The shooter was in a passing green car. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Article By Elvia Malagon, Rosemary Regina Sobol and Peter Nickeas, Contact Reporters
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