12 Wounded In Weekend Shootings
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CHICAGO (STMW) – At least twelve people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, including a Texas man shot while driving near the Magnificent Mile.
The 48-year-old man told police he was shot while driving Saturday night near Michigan Avenue in the Gold Coast neighborhood.
Police said the man heard shots and the rear window of his vehicle shattered in the 100 block of East Superior Street about 11 p.m. Police cars were later seen outside of the Residence Inn hotel at 201 E. Walton Place, a few blocks away from where the man was shot.
The man, a guest at the hotel from Texas, realized he’d been shot after a valet parked his car and he went to his room, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in “stable” condition with a gunshot wound to his back.
The most recent shooting happened early Sunday in the South Deering neighborhood when a man was shot during an attempted armed robbery.
The man, in his 40s, was shot about 4:15 a.m. in the 2400 block of East 107th Street, police said. He was shot in the right leg and taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital.
Another man was shot in a gang-related shooting in the South Side Chatham neighborhood Saturday night.
The 23-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 900 block of East 82nd Street about 11:50 p.m. when two males walked up to him and began shooting, police said. He was shot in the chest and taken in “stable” condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
Another shooting Saturday night wounded a person in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
A male, whose age was not immediately known, suffered a gunshot wound to the leg about 8:25 p.m. in the 8800 block of South Union Avenue, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Holy Cross Hospital.
About 10 minutes earlier, a West Pullman neighborhood shooting left two people injured on the Far South Side, police said.
The shooting happened about 8:18 p.m. in the 300 block of West 119th Street, police said.
One male was shot in the right arm and taken to Roseland Community Hospital, but his condition was not immediately known, police said. Another male suffered a graze wound to the abdomen and refused medical attention.
The injured individuals’ ages were not immediately known, police said.
About two hours earlier, a man suffered a graze wound to the head in a Belmont Cragin neighborhood shooting on the Northwest Side.
The 24-year-old man was shot about 6:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of North Mulligan Avenue, police said. He refused medical attention and was “uncooperative with police.”
Earlier that night, a man was shot in the ankle in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
The 21-year-old man heard shots and felt pain while he was standing on the sidewalk about 4:15 p.m. in the 4800 block of West Huron Street, police said. He was taken in good condition to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.
About 2:55 p.m. Saturday, a man was critically wounded in a South Side shooting.
The man, 19, suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body in the 7400 block of South Morgan Street, police said.
He was on a bike in the Englewood neighborhood when two male suspects dressed in black approached and fired handguns, striking the man several times, police said. He was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
About 10:30 p.m. Friday, a 19-year-old man arrived at Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, police said.
He was shot when he and a group of people were standing outside in the 5900 block of South Talman Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood. A four-door vehicle drove up and someone inside yelled gang slogans and fired shots, police said.
The man was listed in “stable” condition, police said. It was unclear how he got to the hospital.
Earlier that night, two people were injured when two shooters opened fire in a South Chicago neighborhood restaurant, police said.
Two males wearing all black walked into JJ Fish & Chicken in the 8800 block of South Commercial Avenue at 7:18 p.m. and fired shots, police said.
A 25-year-old woman was shot in the head and taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.
A man, 19, was shot in the chest and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. His condition was not immediately known.
The woman who lives above the restaurant, who wished to remain anonymous, said she was told the victims were ordering food and waiting to meet somebody when they got into an altercation with two or three other people in the restaurant.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings early Sunday as area detectives investigated.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)