Nearly a dozen people shot across Chicago

Nearly a dozen people were shot in separate incidents across Chicago on Tuesday, and at least nine were shot since 4:30 p.m.

Among those shot were three men in the 2000 block of East 71st Street. It happened at about 7 p.m.

An 18-year-old was shot in the lower back and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. A 22-year-old was shot in the abdomen and taken to Northwestern in serious condition. A 23-year-old suffered a couple of graze wounds and refused transport.

Here are some of the other shootings that happened, according to Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford:

  • A 30-year-old male was shot at 55th Street and Union Avenue at about 4:30 p.m Tuesday. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.
  • A 21-year-old male was shot at Windsor Avenue and Sheridan Road late Tuesday afternoon. He was taken to Illinois Masonic in serious-to-critical condition.
  • Three people were shot at 108th Street and Princeton Avenue. A 16-year-old male was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in stable condition. A 40-year-old male and a 44-year-old male were both taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.
  • A 16-year-old was shot in the bicep at 700 E. Oakwood Blvd. She was taken to Mercy Hospital. Langford said she’s expected to be OK.

Earlier Tuesday, two men were shot in Hyde Park, and one of them was killed.

Despite this recent rash of shootings, there are 19 fewer homicides this April when compared to April 2012.

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14 comments

  • Sane Indiana

    But… wait.. I thought you had gun control? hmmm imagine that.. criminals not following the law. Keep voting for this crap, Chicago.

    • Wisconsinite

      Yup, works real good in Chicago only the criminals can have guns, I can't believe the citizens of Illinois don't demand the conceal /carry right

      • someguyfromIL

        Its on the way actually. If the morons in springfield cant stop yelling and flinging crap at each other like a bunch of monkeys by the deadline, which is fast approahing, we get constitutional carry. Open and concealed with no permit required.

      • Wisconsinite

        I just may come visit, spend money, and have a good time there like I used too in the past. Until then I will stay away.

  • Josh

    Moral decay in America, The over the counter morning after pill for 15 year olds, Gay basketball player being made A hero, Abortion clinic in Philadelphia killing live birth babies in failed abortion procedures.
    How's that hope and change working out ?

    • Joymar

      You are so right! Unfortunately, it is our legislators leading us to decay: they will approve anything to get a vote. Yesterday I heard (and this may be a rumor, but it sounds possible) network TV is going to allow nudity. Where are our standards? What examples are we setting for the youth of America? Please, people, protest to yur legislators and tell them we want our America back!

  • COMMUNISTGANGSTER

    I AM A CHICAGO CITIZEN AND I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT chicago politicians are corrupt and chicago criminals love your pathetic laws!

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