CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Ten people were wounded by gunfire in a handful of robberies and other attacks across the South and West sides on Friday and Saturday, police said.
An 18-year-old was shot in the chest during a driveby shooting in the Pilsen neighborhood on the West Side and is in critical condition atJohn H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. Police were called about 3:10 a.m. to the scene in the 1900 block of South Morgan Street after receiving a report of a person being shot and found a crowd surrounding the victim who was laying on the sidewalk.
Witnesses on the scene told police they observed a red Ford Explorer driving southbound on Morgan with approximately 4-5 people inside. Witnesses heard gunshots coming from the vehicle, which fled westbound on Cullerton Street. Witnesses told police they heard someone inside the Explorer shouting gang slogans. The victim doesn’t have any documented gang affiliations, police said.
The boy pushed the handgun away and struggled with the man before he was shot in his left upper leg. The shooter fled in an unknown direction and the boy was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital by a friend, where he was in stable condition. Police were unable to find a crime scene where the boy said he was shot and he lives 7 miles away in Englewood.
A person was shot in the 4400 block of South Union Avenue in the Canaryville neighborhood about 1:45 a.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Laura Kubiak said. He was in a car heading south on Union when a known gang member opened fire from the street, Kubiak said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
Two 27-year-old men were shot in the 800 block of East 88th Street in the Burnside neighborhood just before midnight, Kubiak said. Both men identify with the same gang. One was shot in the hand and is in good condition at Advocate Trinity Hospital and the other was shot in the side of his back and is in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
A man with a bag of money meeting someone to buy a car in the 300 block of South Artesian Avenue in the near West Side neighborhood was shot by two men with handguns about 10:45 p.m., police said. The 24-year-old was shot in the neck, bicep and hand. He tried to meet someone to purchase a car and was told when he arrived the man he was to meet wasn’t there. Two others emerged, both with handguns, and opened fire. He dropped the money and ran but was shot, police said. He’s in stable condition at Stroger hospital.
A 27-year-old who had been arrested 63 times was shot in the buttocks about 7:20 p.m. near the intersection of 63rd Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, police said. He’s in stable condition at Stroger hospital.
About a half hour before that shooting, a 25-year-old man was taken to Holy Cross Hospital after getting shot in the 7200 block of South Artesian Avenue in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 25-year-old was on a porch with friends when someone approached and opened fire, police said.
About 12:25 p.m. Saturday, a 26-year-old was shot in the arm in the 4700 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side. He is in good condition at Stroger hospital. He was in a car with his girlfriend when someone he knew ran up and shot him, police said. His girlfriend drove him to the hospital.
About three hours earlier, a man was shot in front of a home in the 2700 block of South Keeler Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood. He was hit in the elbow and back and taken to Stroger hospital.