8 wounded in citywide shootings

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At least eight people were wounded in separate shootings across the city, according to polic.

In the first shooting, a 42-year-old woman was wounded in the 2100 block of West Washington Boulevard in the West Town neighborhood. She was shot about 4 p.m. Police said she was making a phone call when she heard an argument and then gunfire, and was shot in the chest and finger. She was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

A 23-year-old man was shot in the 500 block of North Lavergne Avenue in the Austin neighborhood about 4:30 p.m., said Police News Officer Veejay Zala. The man, who was uncooperative when speaking to police, told officers he was in the area when he heard shots and felt pain. The man was wounded in the upper left arm and also suffered a graze wound to the back, Zala said. He was in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

At 7:12 p.m. on the 1400 block of West 17th Street, a 20-year-old man was shot, said News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. The man was shot in the back and taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said. The man, who police said was a gang member, was shot in a possible drive-by incident, police said.

About 9:55 p.m., five blocks from where an anti-violence event was held three hours earlier, two men were shot in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The shooting happened in the 1500 block of West Farwell Avenue. A 35-year-old man was left in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds and a 23-year-old was shot in the thigh. Both were taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston. Police said the shots came from inside a passing dark vehicle. The “positive loitering” anti-violence event was held following the shooting death of 28-year-old Wil Lewis at Devon and Glenwood avenues in the same neighborhood.

A man and a women were shot in the Rosemoor neighborhood about 10:30 p.m. The woman, 18, was taken to Roseland Community Hospital with an ankle wound and the man, 24, was shot in the leg. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. Police said they were on a porch with others when someone opened fire from inside a passing dark vehicle.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1200 block of West 69th Street about 11:30 p.m., police said. The man drove home before calling police. He was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital & Healthcare Center and is in stable condition, police said.

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  • Tikka

    I remember last year when the concealed carry law was being debated, when the media and their favored politicians proclaimed that if Illinois gets legalizes concealed carry that Chicago will become the ‘wild wild west’ … and ‘the shootings will be rampant.’ Today however, I don’t hear a word about any shootings where a concealed carry holder was to blame. It seems that all of the hysterical scare tactics never came to pass.

  • Tikka

    You know if a single shooting is ever caused by a conceal carry holder we will hear about it for weeks or months. The media should state for each shooting where the perpetrator WAS NOT A CONCEALED CARRY HOLDER as such. Of course they won’t do it. To do so will detract from their favored narrative by reinforcing who is the problem and who is not.

  • Carrie

    Is this what I have to deal with everyday now? Reading about the shootings in my city from the day/night before? I’m getting tired of reading about this. Let’s either do something about it or just stop reporting it. It’s depressing.

  • mbarney

    why are people shooting each other these days, it don’t happen in other cities, and people don’t get out and fight like they do in the 1980s.