5 Wounded In Broad Daylight Shootings Across City

CHICAGO (CBS) — Five people were injured in a rash of shootings Wednesday, all of which happened in broad daylight.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Michele Fiore reports, the shootings struck neighborhoods across the city, from Rogers Park on the North Side to Calumet Heights on the South, North Lawndale and South Austin on the West Side and Marquette Park on the Southwest.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780’s Michele Fiore reports

The earliest reported shooting happened at 3:35 p.m. in the 100 block of North Latrobe Avenue. A 25-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

At 7:15 p.m., a teenage boy was shot and wounded in the 7100 block of South California Avenue. He was also shot in the buttocks, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

Two boys, both 15, were next wounded at 7:48 p.m. in the 6600 block of North Newgard Avenue. The boys were near an alley adjacent to the street with its stately old Victorian houses, when suspects in a blue car shouted gang slogans at them and opened fire, police said.

They each suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and were listed in good condition at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, police said.

At 7:50 p.m., a 32-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 3800 block of busy West Roosevelt Road, when a vehicle approached and someone shot him.

The man was shot in the shoulder and right thigh and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

No one was in custody in any of the shootings as of Thursday morning.

  • Jermain Williams

    Damn, these black gangsters are getting bolder and bolder. Why again is the reason we can’t utilize our National Gaurd. If there were dozens of hunter killer squads throughout the city, protecting the innocent from these animals, we could all feel a little safer. Time to take out the trash people, sooner, rather than later.

  • Mr. Justice

    Check out where Illinois ranks nationally when it comes to Personal Freedom…
    10. Illinois
    Fiscal freedom: -0.002 (25th lowest)
    Regulatory freedom: -0.005 (24th lowest)
    Personal freedom: -0.193 (2nd lowest)
    Net Migration (2000-2009): -5.1 percent

    At the number ten slot on the Mercatus list for the least free states, Illinois actually performs around average in fiscal and regulatory freedom, including taxes and excessive spending. Its overall score is dragged down severely by personal freedom, where it ranks the second worst in the country. According to the Mercatus report. “In 2008, more than 2 percent of the state’s population was arrested for a victimless crime.” Victimless crimes include things like drug possession and prostitution. Until a recent court case overturned the measure, it was legal in the state for local governments to ban handgun possession.

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