Shootings wound 15 across the city
By Peter Nickeas Tribune reporter
At least 15 people were shot in attacks across the city Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning, according to police.
Among the wounded are four men in their 20s and 30s in a single attack in Englewood about 6:35 p.m. They were sitting in a car in a gas station at 66th and Halsted Streets when someone shot them, police said.
A 23-year-old man was also shot in the Englewood neighborhood about 2:45 p.m., police said. He was walking down the 6400 block of South Peoria Street when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot, police said. He’s in stable condition at St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center.
About the same time as the Englewood gas station shooting, a 24-year-old was shot in the back and leg near Kostner Avenue and Madison Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. The man, from west suburban Bellwood, was shot in the back and leg while standing in the doorway of a barber shop just south of Madison Street, police said. He said “(expletive) you, copper” to an officer and was described by police as an “uncooperative victim.” He was shot with a .357 “K-frame” revolver, according to what a witness told police.
About an hour later, a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg in the South Chicago neighborhood and walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital with the wound, police said. He was driving in the 8100 block of South South Chicago Avenue when he heard gunshots and was struck in the knee, police said. A friend drove him to the hospital, where his condition stabilized, but police said he’ll be transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
About 11:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man is in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital of Evanston after sustaining mutliple gunshot wounds in the back, shoulder and face near Leavitt Street and Highland Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood on the Far North Side, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. The victim was walking in the 2200 block of West Highland Avenue when an unknown male came up to him, pulled out a handgun and began shooting at him, police said.
About 11:56 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, hip, leg, and foot in the 5600 block of South Hamilton West 57th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, Gaines said. He’s in stable condition at Holy Cross Hospital. The victim told police he was walking down an alley when he hard gunshots and started running. He then felt pain and knew that he had been shot.
A 22-year-old man was shot about 12:16 a.m. in the course of a robbery in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. He is in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, Gaines said. The victim was walking down the street in the 1100 block of North Keystone Avenue when he was approached by an unknown male who pointed a handgun at the victim and announced a robbery, police said. The victim took off running and the offender fired, hitting the victim in the leg, police said.
A 28-year-old man standing with peers in the 9000 block of South Racine Avenue in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side was shot in the wrist and upper chest about 1:53 a.m., police said. He’s in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police said the victim was standing in the street talking when someone drove up in a car and started firing gunshots in his direction.
About 3 a.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the arm and chest in the 7900 block of South Chicago Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood and was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, police said. The victim was getting into a vehicle when someone drove up and began firing gunshots in his direction, police said.
About 4:15 a.m. a man in his 20s was shot in the hip in the 6300 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood, News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said.
Two men were each shot in their right leg in the 3900 block of West Thomas Street about 5:35 a.m. in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Both were found by police in the 1000 block of North Harding Avenue, Mirabelli said. They were both taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.