At Least 8 Wounded In Shootings Since Friday Night
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CHICAGO (STMW) – At least eight people were wounded in shootings in Chicago from Friday night through early Saturday.
A 13-year-old boy was wounded in a Humboldt Park area shooting Friday night. The boy was shot in the left arm about 7:30 p.m. in the 700 block of North Springfield Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said. The boy was taken in good condition to Norwegian-American Hospital, police said.
A man drove himself to a hospital after he was shot Friday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The shooting happened about 11:25 p.m. in the 100 block of South Lotus Avenue, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The man was standing on the street when he heard shots and realized he was shot in the leg, Alfaro said. The victim drove himself to Loretto Hospital where he was listed in good condition, Alfaro said.
Another man walked into a West Side hospital after he was shot in the leg early Saturday. The shooting happened about 1:40 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Madison Street and Lavergne Avenue, Alfaro said. The victim walked into the emergency room at Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition, Alfaro said.
A man was shot in the arm just before 2 a.m. in the 10600 block of South Edbrooke Avenue, police said. He was listed in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center.
About 3:40 a.m. a man was sitting in the back room of his apartment in the 3800 block of West Augusta Boulevard in the Humboldt Park area when bullets ripped through a window and struck him in the back. The man was taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.
About 4:20 a.m., three people — two males and a female — were injured when someone shot at them in the 400 block of East 47th Street, according to police. The three later walked into hospitals in Evanston with minor injuries, according to police.
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