Shooter At Party Opens Fire, 4 hurt

CHICAGO (STMW) — Violence erupted during an outdoor party in the Garfield Park community on the West Side Sunday morning, leaving four people shot including a 16-year-old boy and a 30-year-old woman.

It happened about 5 a.m. Sunday at 310 S. Springfield Ave., and marked the second shooting of the morning in the same area that left four people wounded.

The first occurred at 2:28 a.m. and wounded four men nearby in the 4000 block of West West End Avenue.

In the latest attack, partygoers were outside at the Springfield address when an argument erupted among the guests. Someone who was involved in the argument pulled out a gun and fired into the crowd, striking the four people – a 30-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy, a 30-year-old man and an 18-year-old man, police said.

All were hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital, where the 18-year-old man who was shot in the back was in serious condition. The other three were in good condition, police said.

Fire Media Affairs spokesman Quention Curtis said two of those shot “walked in” to Mount Sinai and he did not know their conditions but he put the conditions of two who were taken by ambulance as fair and good.

The shooter was not in custody as of 9 a.m., police said.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • shane013a

    What is a 16 year old doing at a party at 2:30 am any way???? Do people have no idea where their children are anymore??? And another party still going at 5:30 am???!?! This whole party thing in the early morning is just no good for anybody.

  • bo

    wake up chicago every week end killing. buy your guns now, learn to use and end these crimes. i live in the suburbes, mostly whites, and mixed. and armed to the teeth—i feel safe as a black man. my neighbors came over first week to welcome us, showed off their guns and helped me get my weapon. gang bangers came once, and never returned again. we started firing shotguns and rifles at their cars, taking care of business the old fashon way.

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