8 Wounded In Overnight Shootings

CHICAGO (STMW) — At least eight people were shot and wounded during a six-hour span throughout the city Saturday evening.

Around 10:35 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the forearm in the 5300 block of West Wrightwood Avenue in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood. He was taken in good condition to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center.

A 17-year-old boy walked into Mercy Hospital and Medical Center at 9:53 p.m. with gunshot wounds to the back and leg, police said. The victim said he was on the sidewalk walking in the 4700 block of South Union Avenue when he heard gunshots and realized he had been shot. He is in good condition.

At 9:34 p.m., a 54-year-old man was shot in the leg at East 91st Street and South State Street during an attempted robbery, police said. He is in “stable” condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

At 5:35 p.m., a 35-year-old man walked into the University of Chicago Medical Center after being stabbed in the upper back during an attempted robbery at East 79th Street and South Dorchester Avenue, police said. His condition was not known.

At 5:18 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in the calf and suffered a graze wound to the knee in the 3000 block of West 59th Street, police said. He is in good condition at an unidentified hospital.

At 5:15 p.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the shoulder 5900 block of South Damen Avenue, police said. He is in good condition at an unidentified hospital.

At 4:38 p.m. a female was shot in the buttocks and a male suffered a gunshot wound in the leg in the 10100 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with apparent non-life-threatening injuries.

No one is in custody and Chicago Police detectives are investigating all the shootings.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)




    Wow , A light weekend,only 8 shootings to report. It’s nice that it wasn’t a double digit weekend. Maybe Richie Daley’s anti gun laws are working. Not!!!!!!! The low life still can’t hit what they are shooting at though ,no bulls eyes and no deaths. The CPD could cut down their workload immensely if they just opened up their firing range after school and on weekends so these poor lost and disrespected souls could practice on their marksmanship. Actually between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 4:00 AM would probably work out the best for attendance.

  • Fast Ed

    Aww c’mon now. Kids gotta be kids and have some fun!

  • Leroy Goldberg

    If I had a dollar for everytime the word South pops up in these stories I’d be a millionaire.

  • Mr. Justice

    Thank The Good Lord that the anti-gun policies of Mayor Daley and his “in the pocket” politicians are successful!

  • ChicagoCitizen

    Unbelievable, here we go again. More black homies killing. I’m sick of it. Where the hell is Jesse or NWA when condemnation of these crimes by black men, is so badly needed? Why doesn’t the city saturate these negro areas at night? A homie isn’t going to try and commit murder with several cops standing nearby. It’s time to stop worrying about being accused of racism, and clean up the trash.

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