Eight Wounded In Shootings Wednesday Evening

CHICAGO (STMW) — At least eight people were wounded in shootings throughout the city since Wednesday afternoon.

In the most recent incident, a 21-year-old man was shot about 11:15 p.m. in West Englewood. The man was walking in the 1200 block of West 69th Street when he heard shots and realized he had been shot in the leg, police said.

He drove himself to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center before calling police, authorities said, and is in “stable” condition

About 10:30 p.m., two people were shot in the Roseland neighborhood on the South Side.

A man, 24, and woman, 18, were sitting on a porch near the intersection of East 100th Street and South Indiana Avenue when a dark-colored vehicle drove by and someone inside fired shots, police said.

The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the leg, and the woman was taken to Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound to the ankle, police said. Both were listed in “stable” condition.

About 40 minutes earlier, two men were hurt—one critically—in another drive-by shooting in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.

The men, 23 and 35, were in the 1500 block of West Farwell Avenue about 9:55 p.m. when someone in a dark-colored vehicle drove by and fired shots, police said.

The 35-year-old was shot multiple times and was taken in critical condition to Presence Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, police said. The 23-year-old was shot in his thigh and was taken in serious condition to Saint Francis, police said.

About 7:15 p.m., a man was seriously wounded after a shooting in Pilsen.

The 20-year-old was in the 1400 block of West 17th Street about 7:12 p.m. when he was shot in the back, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition.

At 4:15 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

The man was in the 500 block of North Lavergne Avenue when he was shot in the left arm and was grazed on the back with another bullet, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is listed in good condition.

Wednesday’s first shooting happened at 4 p.m. in the West Town neighborhood.

A 42-year-old woman was shot in the 2100 block of West Washington Boulevard, police said. The woman suffered a gunshot wound to her finger and a graze wound to her chest, according to police.

She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition.

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

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