Four Men Shot In Back Of The Yards

CHICAGO (STMW) — Four men were wounded in a Back of the Yards neighborhood shooting Sunday afternoon on the South Side.

The shooting happened about 1:40 p.m. near South Ashland Avenue and West Garfield Boulevard, said police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala, citing preliminary information.

Four men were wounded and apparently ran to different locations after being shot, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.

A man in his 30s was shot in the head, but was able to talk to responding paramedics, Langford said.

Three other men, who all appeared to be in their early 20s, were wounded, Langford said. One man was shot in both legs, one man was shot in one leg and the third was shot in the arm, police and fire officials said.

All four men were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Langford said. The man with the gunshot wound to the head appears to have suffered the most serious injury, while the other four men’s wounds are non-life-threatening.

CTA buses serving Ashland Avenue and Garfield Boulevard were rerouted Sunday afternoon because of the police investigation.

Area South detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)



  • German leprechaun

    This used to be a nice, normal Polish / Lithuanian neighborhood. I miss da good ol’ days. [sigh]

    • Concerned citizen from the Back of the Yards

      The Back of the Yards is still a nice neighborhood with hard-working people. You should come to the neighborhood, check it out, and form your own opinion. Don’t let the media form your opinion.

  • Mike Schott

    Did WBBM’s editors go to school in the state of IL?

    Prepositions and adverbs are not capitalized unless they are the first word in a sentence, title, or subject line.

    If thiz really the best that can be done in the name of the best news radio station in the world, give me the job. I’ll do much better.

    • Chaim Chitterling

      Who cares about that?? All we care about are Lottery numbers!!!

      • Moshe Ratzenberg

        L’CHAIM !!!

  • John Masoner

    Man it sure is turning into a real zoo out there now isnt it??

  • good citizen

    southside the killing field.killing killing no place are safe be more productive to our the armed forces of our mighty country and fight and kill our enemies-TERRORISM.

  • Concerned citizen from the Back of the Yards

    This is a horrible incident and our prayers go out to the victims, but I question the reporter’s choice to describe the shootings as happening in the Back of the Yards. Anyone who is from the area knows that 55th and Ashland is the border between Englewood and the Back of the Yards. The article is not specific enough as to the location, but it boldly declares that shooting happened in the Back of the Yards. This might not seem like much, but it affects the way the rest of the city sees our neighborhood. To the reporter – please be mindful of the neighborhood boundaries. Not cool, CBS.

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