CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Six people were wounded overnight during overnight shootings, including two people who were shot within minutes of each other early Friday in the Northwest Side Ukrainian Village neighborhood.
The first shooting in the Ukrainian Village happened about 1:25 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Damen Avenue when a 30-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen during the commission of a robbery, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. She was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Hr. Hospital of Cook County, according to Greer.
Just five minutes later and about two blocks away, 27-year-old man was robbed and shot in the face in the 2100 block of West Thomas Street, Greer said. He was taken to Stroger in “stable” condition. He told detectives he was walking home on Thomas Street when a male approached him from behind, demanded his money and took his backpack, according to Greer. The suspect then shot him in the face and ran off.
Detectives were trying to determine whether one person committed both robberies and shootings, Greer said, adding that no one was in custody early Friday.
In other shootings throughout the city:
A 12-year-old boy was outside in the 900 block of West 50th Street about 4:30 p.m. when he was shot by someone inside a dark-colored vehicle, Greer said. He was taken by a family member to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was treated and release for a gunshot wound to the leg.
A 20-year-old man was in an alley in the 3400 block of West Ohio Street at 8:15 p.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, Greer said. He was taken in good condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to the foot and graze wounds to both calves.
A 39-year-old man told police he’d been sitting on a porch in the 7000 block of South Yale Avenue when someone in a passing vehicle fired shots, Greer said. walked into John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County about 11:50 p.m. to be treated for a gunshot wound to the leg, police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said. He was listed in “stable” condition.
A 24-year-old man was in the 4800 block of South Bishop Avenue at 12:10 a.m. when he heard shots and felt pain, Greer said. He was taken in “stable” condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to the foot.
No one is in custody for any of the shootings.