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Four Wounded In Shootings Since Thanksgiving Weekend Begins

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(STMW) – At least four people were wounded in separate South Side shootings since the long Thanksgiving weekend began Wednesday night.

The most recent shooting happened early Thursday when a man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in Englewood.

The man, 27, was walking in the 100 block of West 63rd Street about 1:15 a.m. when a black four-door car drove up alongside him and someone inside fired several shots while yelling gang slogans, police said.

The man, a documented gang member, was shot in the left forearm and taken in good condition to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, police said.

A few minutes earlier, a man was wounded when a gun went off during a domestic dispute in the South Shore neighborhood.

The man, 43, was arguing with his 57-year-old girlfriend in the 7800 block of South Cregier Avenue about 12:55 a.m. when he began hitting her with his fists, the grabbed a gun and threatened to shoot her, police said.

They struggled over the gun, and it went off and the man was shot in the ear, police said. The handgun was recovered after the incident.

He was treated and released from John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, then taken into police custody. Charges are pending against him Thursday morning, police said.

About 12:40 a.m. Thursday, a man was shot in the neck during a home invasion in Englewood, police said.

The man, 37, was inside an apartment in the 6400 block of South Lowe Avenue when three males forced their way in and opened fire, police said.

The man was taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the neck, police said.

A man was shot in a parking lot in the West Englewood neighborhood Wednesday night.

The 22-year-old was walking through a parking lot in the 6900 block of South Ashland Avenue about 10:20 p.m. when he heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said.

He was shot in the right leg and taken in “stable” condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

Area detectives are investigating the shootings.