Another Bloody Night In Chicago: 1 Dead, 10 Injured
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CHICAGO (CBS) — It was another bloody night in Chicago, as gunfire ripped through communities on the South and West sides and left one person dead and 10 others injured between Monday afternoon and early Tuesday morning.
The only fatal shooting happened on the eastern edge of the Ukrainian Village neighborhood. Anthony Collazo, 21, was shot in the 600 block of North Ashland Avenue around 2:55 a.m. Tuesday, and was pronounced dead 19 minutes later at Stroger Hospital of Cook County, authorities said.
Collazo lived near the scene, in the 1700 block of West Erie Street, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. Further details of the shooting were not immediately available.
The shooting started about 3 p.m., when a 17-year-old boy was shot in the right leg in the 2400 block of East 75th Street, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The teen said he heard shots and felt pain but was otherwise uncooperative with police.
Paramedics took him to South Shore Hospital in good condition, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said.
Two hours later, a 16-year-old boy was shot in the chest in the 12400 block of South Perry Avenue, Zala said. He was reported in stable condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
About 6:45 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen area and right foot during a drive-by attack in the 7200 block of South Champlain Avenue, Zala said. The boy was standing on the sidewalk when somebody inside a gray minivan opened fire on him.
He was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital of Cook County, police said.
About five minutes later, two men, ages 25 and 28, were both shot in the leg during a possible drive-by in the 11800 block of South Indiana Avenue, police said.
About 9:05 p.m., a 20-year-old man was standing in an alley with several other males in the 1000 block of South Racine Avenue when a light-colored sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
He was shot in the buttocks and taken in stable condition to Stroger Hospital, he said.
Two hours later two men, 46 and 50, were shot in a vehicle after they pulled over and were robbed at gunpoint in the 11400 block of South Stewart Avenue.
They were taken to area hospitals in stable condition.
About 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, an 18-year-old man was sitting on a porch in the 500 block of West 104th Street when he was shot in the foot by someone in a passing vehicle, police said. He was taken in good condition to Roseland Community hospital.
And at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, a 19-year-old man was shot in the knee in the 7900 block of South Ellis Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition.
Area detectives are investigating all of the shootings.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.
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