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CHICAGO (STMW) — One day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel decried the rash of shootings over the Easter holiday weekend, another eight people were shot across the city in less than seven hours.

The ages of the victims ranged from 14 to 56. All were males.

Most recently, a 23-year-old man was shot in West Englewood.

About 7:30 p.m., the man was on a porch in the 1700 block of West 71st Street when someone ran out from a gangway and opened fire, striking the man, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.

A police source said the shooting may have been gang-related.

About 30 minutes earlier, a 56-year-old man was shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side.

The man was shot in the knee in the 1800 block of South Central Park Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

About 6:40 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side.

The teen was standing on a porch in the 7300 block of South Maplewood Avenue when suspects ran out from across the street and started shooting, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

A police source said the shooting may have been gang-related.

About 5:50 p.m. a 29-year-old man was shot in the ankle in the 7500 block of South Yale Avenue in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. The man was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition, police said.

Forty minutes earlier, a 24-year-old man was shot while sitting on his porch in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side.

The man was on his porch in the 6700 block of South Oakley Avenue when someone walked out from the gangway and opened fire, striking the man under his right arm, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in “stable” condition, police said.

The shooting may have been gang-related, according to a police source.

An hour earlier, a 23-year-old man was shot in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

The man was in a vehicle in the 3600 block of West Armitage Avenue when another vehicle drove up and someone from inside opened fire, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, police said.

The shooting is thought to be gang-related, according to a police source.

About the same time, a 20-year-old man was shot in West Englewood.

The man was shot in the ankle and back in the 1600 block of West 59th Street, police said. He made his way to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was listed in “stable” condition, police said.

The day’s first shooting occurred about 1:10 p.m. in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side.

An 18-year-old man walked into Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to his wrist and told police he was shot in the 200 block of West 112th Street. He was listed in good condition.

No one was in custody as area detectives investigated.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)