12 Shot On South, West Sides Since Friday Evening

CHICAGO (CBS) — Twelve people, including a 13-year-old boy, have been wounded in shootings since Friday evening on the South and West sides.

Most recently, a man was shot and critically wounded Saturday afternoon in the East Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side.

The 30-year-old was on foot in the 3800 block of West Huron when someone shot at him from a dark-colored vehicle, according to Chicago Police. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

Earlier Saturday afternoon, a man was wounded in a Park Manor neighborhood shooting. The 28-year-old man was outside at 12:11 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Wabash when two people walked up and one of them shot at him before running away, police said. The man was shot in the right thigh and left arm and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

A man was shot in the South Side Englewood neighborhood earlier Saturday morning. A 26-year-old man was investigating an argument in a gangway at 2:43 a.m. in the 5700 block of South Sangamon when someone pulled out a handgun and shot him in the foot, according to police. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.

About 40 minutes earlier, a man was shot in the South Side Stateway Gardens neighborhood, police said. About 2:04 a.m., the 35-year-old was sitting in a vehicle in the 3800 block of South State when another vehicle approached and someone inside shot him in both legs. He was taken to Mercy Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Less than 30 minutes earlier, a 68-year-old man was shot in the Englewood neighborhood. About 1:40 a.m., he was standing in a vacant lot in the 400 block of West 75th Street when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot in the hip, according to police. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.

About 12:35 a.m., a man was shot in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 29-year-old was shot three times in the hip in the 2800 block of West Cermak, police said. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. He was being uncooperative with investigators.

At 11:29 p.m. Friday, a man was shot while trying to recover his girlfriend’s stolen vehicle in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 35-year-old was shot in the leg and hand in the 300 block of North Pine as he got inside his girlfriends’s vehicle to recover it, according to police. Before the shooting, the man discovered his girlfriend’s vehicle was being stolen and followed the vehicle in another car. The car thieves got out of the stolen vehicle and ran away, but fired shots at him when he got into the driver’s side of the stolen vehicle. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

About 9:57 p.m., a man was wounded in a shooting in the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side. The 27-year-old was outside in the 5400 block of West North when he heard gunfire and realized he was shot in the shoulder, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

One minute earlier, a man was shot in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. About 9:56 p.m., the 24-year-old was standing near a parked car in the 1400 block of North Lawler when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside shot him in the leg, according to police. He was taken in good condition to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.

About 9:30 p.m., a man was shot in the Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. The 39-year-old was sitting near an alley in the 400 block of East 79th Street when he heard gunshots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in good condition with a gunshot wound to the lower back.

Less than 30 minutes earlier, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. At 9:03 p.m., he was walking through a vacant lot in the 6800 block of South Paulina with friends when three other people began shooting, according to police. He was struck in the buttocks and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

The weekend’s first shooting happened Friday evening in the North Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. A 16-year-old boy was outside at 6:55 p.m. in the 1400 block of South Springfield when someone walked up to him and opened fire, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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