6 wounded in shootings across Chicago


Police investigate a shooting that left a 26-year-old man wounded in the leg. (Peter Nickeas/Tribune photo)

A 26-year-old man shot at a West Side bus stop early Thursday morning was the sixth person wounded in shootings since Wednesday afternoon.

The man was shot about 3:15 a.m. near the corner of Jackson Boulevard and Pulaski Road at a bus stop for a westbound Jackson bus. Police found two shell casings from a small-caliber gun, possibly a .22. The man was shot in the leg and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Two teens were also shot Wednesday afternoon. A 17-year-old boy, was shot in the 2100 block of North Mulligan Avenue about 9:50 p.m. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in good condition with a wound to his thigh, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

Another 17-year-old boy was shot near 70th Street and Perry Avenue about 8 p.m. The boy was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a wound to the back. He’s in stable condition.

Elsewhere, a 24-year-old an was shot near 24th Street and Washtenaw Avenue about 8:20 pm., Gaines said. He walked into Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm and is in good condition.

Another man, 35, was shot in the 5800 block of South Winchester Avenue about 4:30 p.m. He was shot in the leg and arm and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

A 65-year-old man was shot in the face this afternoon in the East Chatham neighborhood on theSouth Side, police said. The shooting happened shortly before 12:30 p.m. in the 8200 block of South Maryland Avenue, according to Police News Affairs Officer Dan O’Brien.
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