By Rosemary Regina Sobol and Carlos Sadovi
6:59 PM CST, November 10, 2013
At least seven people have been wounded citywide during six shootings from Saturday night through early Sunday, officials said.
Police had earlier said that a 48-year-old man was shot in the back as he sat in his vehicle in the 100 block of East Superior Street about 11 p.m., but police later said that did not happen.
Chicago Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti said Sunday that an investigation determined that the man's story was false and that he had been shot elsewhere in the city in a drug deal.
The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition had stabilized, said police. It was not immediately known if the Frisco, Texas man will be charged.
Police had earlier said the man was a guest in a hotel in the 200 block East Walton Street, told officers he was driving a rented 2014 Jeep Patriot at Superior Street and Michigan Avenue when he heard his driver's side rear window shatter.
The hotel valet parked the vehicle and once the man got into his room, he found his T-shirt was "wet and full of blood" and realized he was shot on the left side of his chest and his left rear shoulder, police said. He notified the front desk clerk and police and an ambulance came to the hotel.
Police did not say where the man was shot but said it was not in the Mag Mile neighborhood.
In other shootings:
• About 4:15 a.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of East 107th Street in the Trumbull Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, a 49-year-old man was shot in the leg during an armed robbery attempt, police said. The victim was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital where his condition was stabilized.
• In a shooting that Alfaro said was gang-related, a 23-year-old man was shot in the chest about 11:50 p.m. in the city's East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. The man was standing on a sidewalk in the 900 block of East 82nd Street when two males approached him on foot and fired shots at him, Alfaro said. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition had stabilized, said Alfaro. No arrests have been made.
• About 8:30 p.m. in the 8900 block of South Union Avenue in the city's Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, someone shot a teenage boy in the leg, said Alfaro. The victim, 15, was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Will Knight.
• About 8:20 p.m. in the Far South Side's West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, someone shot two men in the 300 block of West 119th Street, according to Alfaro. One victim, 22, suffered a graze wound to the abdomen while the second, 18, was shot in the right arm, Alfaro said. Alfaro said both were taken to Roseland Community Hospital in unknown conditions. Knight could only confirm that one victim was taken to Roseland by fire department ambulance and Knight did not have his condition.
• About 6:15 p.m. in the Galewood neighborhood on the Northwest Side, a 24-year-old male suffered a graze wound to the head during a shooting in the 2100 block of North Mulligan Avenue, said News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti. The man declined medical treatment, according to the sergeant.
No arrests have been reported in any of the attacks.
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