5 Shot In West Humboldt Park

UPDATED 04/08/11 10:02 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Five men were shot and wounded overnight in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood.

The men were all standing on a porch when someone appeared out of a gangway and opened fire, police said.

Two men remained in critical condition early Friday morning after the shooting, which happened just after 11 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Keystone Avenue, police said.

A 53-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the neck and was taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, while a 35-year-old man was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

Also wounded were a 33-year-old man, who was shot in the right foot; a 21-year-old man, who was shot in the right arm; and a 37-year-old man, who suffered a graze wound to the head. They were all taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in good condition, police said.

Police News Affairs Officer Michael Fitzpatrick said the man shot in the arm had been released from Saints Mary as of 9:30 a.m. but the rest remained hospitalized.

Four of the five victims are allegedly known gang members, but a motive was not immediately clear, according to Fitzpatrick.

Harrison Area police detectives are investigating the shooting. No one was in custody as of Friday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • t-bone

    Nice neighborhood.

  • Curious

    Is Humboldt Park a predominetly black or Mexican community?

  • TexasForever

    Hey, I did not think it is LAWFUL to own a gun in Chicago?
    How those gun restrictions working out for you?
    Hail Baraka Hussein Abu oumama, peace upon his many names!

    • jesse jr.

      no,they threw that law out,but make it really hard
      to have a weapon.

  • Just Asking

    Four of the five victims were “known” gang members? And the problem is?????

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