Three men were shot and a fourth stabbed in four attacks early this morning and late last night on the West, Northwest, and South Sides.
About 2 a.m. in the 300 block of North Central Avenue in the city’s Austin neighborhood, a 21-year-old man who police said was a gang member went to visit his girlfriend and was standing outside of the Austin Station Apartments when a someone from a rival gang ran up to him and fired multiple times, police on the scene said.
The victim was shot several times in the left leg and collapsed between two cars parked in the front of the building. His gym shoes and pants which paramedics had to cut off were left lying near a pool of blood next to the front wheel of one of the cars.
He was taken in “stable” condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
Police said two bullets hit and shattered the rear window of one of the cars while another pieced the window of a residence across the street, southeast of the shooting scene. No one inside the home was hit, police said.
Five shell casings from a 9 mm semi automatic handgun were found in a nearby parking lot.
About 1:40 a.m., in the Jefferson Park neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was walking in the 5200 block of North Milwaukee Avenue when he was stabbed multiple times in the back, said Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.
He was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in “stable” condition. No arrests have been made in the stabbing, which appears to be gang related, Alfaro said.
At 10:50 p.m. in the 3300 block of North Whipple Street in the Avondale neighborhood, a 24-year-old man was walking on a sidewalk when a dark colored SUV passed and someone inside fired shots, hitting the man in the right arm, Alfaro said. He was taken in good condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.
About 9 p.m. Friday a man showed up at University of Chicago Hospitals with a gunshot wound to the buttocks that he suffered in the 1400 block of East 61st Street in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood, according to police.
An investigation revealed the victim had been shot by a friend of his, by accident, as they were watching movies with two other people and playing with the gun, police said.
The victim was struck in the left inner thigh and the bullet lodged in his left buttock. He was later transported to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was good, police said.
Area North and Area Central detectives are investigating all the attacks but no arrests have been made this morning, said Alfaro.
By Rosemary Regina Sobol