14 wounded in shootings since Friday afternoon

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CHICAGO – At least 14 people have been shot in Chicago since Friday afternoon, including six within a two-hour span early Saturday, police said.

About 4:50 a.m. Saturday, a 35-year-old man was shot in South Austin, said Chicago police spokeswoman Officer Janel Sedevic.

He was in a parked car in the 5400 block of West Gladys Avenue when someone in a passing minivan fired shots. He was hit in the chest and arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

Police initially said the man had been shot in the head and that he was in his 20s.

At 3:40 a.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in Little Village, Sedevic said.

He was in the 2800 block of South St. Louis Avenue when he was shot in the leg. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.

At 2:35 a.m. Saturday, two men were shot in the Gage Park neighborhood, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Ron Gaines.

They were at a party in a house in the 3500 block of West 58th Place when someone at the party started shooting, Gaines said.

A 21-year-old man was shot in both legs, and his condition was stabilized. A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times and was listed in serious condition. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.

At 1:35 a.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in Back of the Yards, Gaines said.

He was in a vehicle in the 5400 block of South Racine Avenue when another vehicle pulled up and people inside wearing masks fired shots. He was hit in the back and taken to Stroger Hospital. His condition was stabilized.

Two men were shot and critically wounded within an hour of each other in the South Shore neighborhood, Gaines said.

At 12:30 a.m., a 19-year-old man was found on the sidewalk in the 7200 block of South Bennett Avenue with a gunshot wound to the armpit. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

An hour later, a 24-year-old man was shot multiple times in the same block, Sedevic said. He was in a car when a red vehicle came up and someone fired shots from inside. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

At 1:15 a.m., a 48-year-old woman was shot in Englewood, Gaines said.

She was in a vehicle in the 5600 block of South Green Street when she heard gunfire and realized she had been shot in the buttocks. She went to St. Bernard Hospital in good condition.

About 12:09 a.m., a 40-year-old man was shot in Bronzeville, Gaines said.

He entered Mercy Hospital and Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the leg. He told police he was in the hallway of an apartment in the 4000 block of South Calumet Avenue when someone walked up, announced a robbery and shot him. He was transferred to Stroger Hospital and his condition was stabilized.

About 9 p.m. Friday, a 25-year-old man was shot in South Austin, Sedevic said.

He was driving in the 4800 block of West Walton Street when shots were fired by someone in a passing van. He was hit in the hand and drove himself to West Suburban Hospital in good condition. He later was transferred to Loyola University Medical Center for treatment.

About 8:15 p.m., two men were shot in Little Village, said Chicago police spokeswoman Officer Nicole Trainor.

They were in the 3500 block of West 26th Street when a 26-year-old man was shot in the leg and a 35-year-old man was shot in the ankle. Both were listed in good condition. Information was not immediately available about the circumstances of the shooting or where they were being treated.

About 7:15 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. He was fighting with another man in the 600 block of North Kedzie Avenue when he was shot in the leg. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and his condition was stabilized.

At 12:50 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in Englewood, police said.

He was in the 6100 block of South Bishop Street when a vehicle approached and someone inside fired shots, hitting him in the leg. He was taken in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital.

– Megan Crepeau, Chicago Tribune.