Man, Woman Shot In Separate Brighton Park Drive-By Attacks

CHICAGO (STMW) — A man and a woman were shot in the head during separate drive-by attacks early Friday in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood.

The first shooting, which is thought to be gang-related, happened about 2 a.m. near 38th Street and Kedzie Avenue, police said.

A man in his 30s was headed to a liquor store with a group of friends when a dark Ford Crown Victoria pulled up and a passenger got out and started shooting, police said.

A bullet struck the man in the head and lodged between his skin and his skull, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai hospital but is expected to survive.

Later Friday, a 21-year-old woman was in a vehicle about five blocks away near 37th Street and Washtenaw Avenue when a beige vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire, police said.

She was shot in the head but was able to drive herself to Saint Anthony hospital, police said. She was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital and is “conscious and talking” but remains in guarded early Friday.

The shootings do not appear to be connected, police said.

Wentworth Area detectives are investigating but no one is in custody for either shooting early Friday.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Micheal Savage

    What in the world is happening not only here but in this country,what shame and disgust.

    • Shataniana

      It’s just another day in Blackville, Mr. Savage!!!

      • NWA

        You’re a dip! 37th and Washtenaw is not in an African-American neighborhood. You should learn the ethnic segregation of Chicago. I know you can’t help yourself. It’s your parents fault. They are the ones who taught you how to hate. So, today you sit in front of your cheap computer and wait for an African-American to be shot, that’s how you have fun. Sicko!


      • Shataniana

        @NWA, It doesn’t make any difference what neighborhood it was. Black Afro-Americans are the only ones bustin caps in this fashion. They are obviously just working their craft in all parts of the city. I do enjoy these stories of black negros shooting one another. Better than the filthy savages shooting at normal folks!!!

    • Jim Hamilton

      It’s all to do with Chicago (The Cesspool) but when it happens elseware it’s from the overflow of the Cesspool . THE CESSPOOL RUNETH OVER!

  • NWA

    I’m a dip. I can’t help myself. It’s my parents fault My Momma done it with so may men I don’t know who my Daddy be so I hate. I sit in front of my expensive computer that I stole while there is never a wait for African-Americans to be shot. That’s how I have fun cause I’m a Sicko!


    • Brishauwna Williams

      NWA, that is absolutely hilarious! Keep up the humor, HaHaHaHa!!!!!!

  • Leroy Goldberg

    Shot in the head and they both survived. I’d say it was a miracle but what it is really the difference between a human (us) skull and whatever you call what they got going up there.

  • Gabe

    Same ole same ole jimmy. You need to take a walk in the city someday one legged looser. Find something better to do. Bla Bla guns bla bla cesspool. Get a life.

    • Jim Hamilton

      Like hell take my family to Chicago for family fun. Getting them all killed in a drive up like so many others I read about doesn’t sound like fun to me oh yeah and in Chicago the criminals carry guns but I can’t hahaha NO THANK YOU CHICAGO!
      Chicago is turning into one huge cesspool of criminals, put a fence around it and take away their right to vote.

  • not from south of I80

    Alot of brave people behind cheap computers today . Oh ! Did I say brave ? I meant racist, hating, stupid suburbinites . My thoughts to the victims , hope you get better. Never mind the animals in here.

    • Jim Hamilton

      Hey you fungus genital wart dont try to catagorize yourself with us white humans

  • Jim Hamilton

    The vitims don’t need your simpathy. Most likely they don’t even read these posts.

    What people deserve is a right to shoot back when they get shot upside the head

  • not from south of I80


    • Jim Hamilton

      303,631,000 to your 9,000,000 can’t be wrong

  • Jim Hamilton

    Well then you would have no problem supporting legislation to cut cook county from the state thats good

  • Jim Hamilton
  • gina.farrell

    my prayers go out to samantha the female that was shot she is a good friend to my family there is too much violence in this town

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