At Least 20 Wounded In Weekend Violence Through Sunday Morning
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CHICAGO (STMW) – At least 20 people, including a 10-year-girl, a 16-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings throughout the city since Friday evening.
Half of these shootings took place after midnight each night. Five of the shootings occurred early Saturday and another five took place in the early morning hours Sunday. Eight shootings occurred Friday evening and night.
Friday’s shootings included:
A male whose age was not yet known was shot in the shoulder in the 2200 block of North Christiana Avenue in Humboldt Park about 11:23 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said. He was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
At 8:49 p.m., a male, whose age was not known, was shot in the arm in the 6300 block of North Rockwell Street in Rogers Park, Gaines said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition.
25-year-old Armando Gutierez was hospitalized in police custody after shooting himself in the leg in the 1000 block of North Christiana Avenue about 8:16 p.m., police said. He and a cousin were handling a weapon in his backyard when the gun discharged, striking hm in the left leg, News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. Gutierez, a convicted felon, was taken to Stroger Hospital and charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report because he initially told police someone else had shot him, and for violating his parole.
A 20-year-old man was shot in the hip about 7:49 p.m. in the 3100 block of West 61st Street in Englewood, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.
He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.
About 8 p.m., a 31-year-old man was shot in the arm and side near East 89th Street and South Escanaba Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, Gaines said.
About the same time, a 23-year-old man was shot in the left leg in the 1000 block of North Campbell Avenue in Humboldt Park, Gaines said. He was listed in stable condition at an unidentified hospital.
A man was shot in the back in the Southwest Side Marquette Park neighborhood. The shooting happened about 4:14 p.m. in the 4100 block of West 78th Street, police said. The 21-year-old man shot in the back was taken to Christ Medical Center. His condition was not known.
Police said a 16-year-old girl was hit by gunfire in a drive-by shooting in Bronzeville about 14 minutes before the Marquette Park shooting. The girl was shot just after 4 p.m. in the 4800 block of South Drexel Boulevard, police said.
The teen was shot in the left leg and sustained a through-and-through injury. She was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in fair condition, police said.
She appears to have been an unintended target.
Two males, ages unknown, were in the 1300 block of West 15th Street in Little Village about 2:14 a.m., Gaines said. Both were shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital.
A 10-year-old girl was shot in the 1100 block of North Keystone Avenue in Humboldt Park about 1:42 a.m. when an unknown assailant fired a bullet went through the window of her home, Gaines said, She suffered a graze wound to the leg and treated on the scene.
A 18-year-old man was shot in the chest in the 1300 block of West 13th Street on the Near West Side about 12:32 a.m., Gaines said. He was taken in an unknown condition to University Of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago.
A male, age unknown, was shot in the 5200 block of South Wood Street in the Back of the Yards about 12:07 a.m., Gaines said. He was taken in an unknown condition to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital.
Two men walked into a grocery store on the South Side after they were wounded in a shooting Saturday afternoon.
One of the victims was shot in the buttocks and the other shot in the wrist on the 6500 block of South Western Avenue about 1:10 p.m., police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan said.
According to unconfirmed dispatch reports the two men walked into a food store at 6504 S. Western Ave. after they were shot.
A man was critically injured in an Altgeld Gardens neighborhood shooting Saturday night on the Far South Side.
A 20-year-old man was shot in the chest about 8:05 p.m. Saturday in the 13000 block of South Evans Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.
The man was taken in critical condition to Christ Medical Center, police said.
A 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg about 7:05 p.m. in the 3800 block of West Roosevelt Road, O’Brien said. The boy was listed in good condition on the scene, according to police.
So far Sunday:
Two men were shot early Sunday in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. The shooting occurred in the 5100 block of South Ada Street at 4:36 a.m., Gaines said.
One man was shot in the abdomen and another man was shot in the leg. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital. Ages and conditions were not immediately available.
Police said a man was shot in the leg early Sunday in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side after an argument with a friend turned violent and her boyfriend shot him.
The 39-year-old man was in the 9300 block of South Racine Avenue about 2 a.m., at a female friend’s house when the shooting happened, Mirabelli said.
The woman’s boyfriend shot the other man in the leg after he got into an altercation with the woman, Mirabelli said.
The man was taken in an unknown condition to Christ Medical Center.
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