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10 Hurt In Shootings Since Friday

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Ten people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.

The most recent shooting occurred about 3 a.m. Saturday in the South Chicago neighborhood. A 19-year-old man was in the front passenger seat of a van in the 8400 block of South Burnham Avenue when someone started shooting about 3 a.m., police said. He was shot in the left buttock and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in “stable” condition, police said.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the foot about 12:20 a.m. in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was standing outside with his girlfriend in the 4800 block of West Monroe Street when he heard gunfire. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.

Four people were shot about an hour earlier in the South Side Washington Park neighborhood. Three men and a teenager were standing on the sidewalk about 11:10 p.m. Friday in the 6000 block of South Indiana Avenue when a dark-colored sedan drove by and someone inside started shooting, police said.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the left calf and upper back and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said. A 16-year-old boy shot in the right thigh and an 18-year-old man shot in the hand were both taken in “stable” condition to University of Chicago Medical Center, police said. Another man, 21, was shot in the left leg and is in “stable” condition at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Centers, police said.

About an hour before that, a teenage boy was shot while crossing a street in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. The boy, 16, was crossing the street in the 1600 block of East 71st Street about 10:10 p.m. when a male shooter approached and fired at him, police said. He was shot in the shoulder and buttocks and taken in “stable” condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

About 8:30 p.m., a woman was hurt when someone started shooting at a car full of people in the Chatham neighborhood. The 20-year-old woman and three other females were sitting in the parked vehicle in the 7500 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when a shooter came out of a gangway and opened fire, police said. The woman was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition with a gunshot to the hand and a graze wound to the cheek, police said. Nobody else was hurt in the shooting.

The weekend’s first shooting occurred about 6:30 p.m. Friday in the Little Village neighborhood. An 18-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were on the street in the 4100 block of West 24th Place when they heard shots and realized they’d been hit, police said. The boy was shot in the leg, while the man was shot in the chest and both legs, police said. Both were listed in “stable” condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.

Nobody is in custody for any of the shootings as area detectives investigate.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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