Four teens – two 13-year-olds and two 16-year-olds – were shot within a half hour in the city's Englewood and Gresham neighborhoods on the South Side, according to police.
The four were among at least 10 people shot overnight in attacks on the city's South and West Sides.
Three boys, ages 13, 16 and 16, were walking in the 7100 block of South Loomis Boulevard in the Englewood neighborhood about 11:25 p.m. Saturday when two others approached them on foot and started shooting. The 13-year-old was shot in the left hand and right shoulder and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
One of the others was shot in the right thigh and suffered a graze to his left thigh, Alfaro said, and was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The third teen was shot in the right thigh and taken to Comer Children's Hospital, Alfaro said. All three are in stable condition.
About a half hour before that a 13-year-old was sitting on a front porch in the 8600 block of South Morgan Street in the Gresham neighborhood when two males approached him on foot and shot him in the right forearm, Alfaro said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in good condition, Alfaro said.
In the West Side's Austin neighborhood, a 32-year-old man sitting in a vehicle was shot about 9:20 p.m. Saturday, according to police. He was in the 600 block of North Cicero Avenue when someone approached him on foot and started shooting, police said. He was shot in the leg and is in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
About 12:40 a.m., a 19-year-old woman on a porch in the 7000 block of South Hermitage Avenue in Englewood was shot in the ankle. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said. The shooting may have followed a dispute with neighbors across the street, though nobody is in custody.
About 3:15 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Millard Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood, three men were shot.
Police were called to the area following a report of a person shot and arrived on scene to find a large group of people on the street, police said. Neither those on-scene, nor those shot, would cooperate with police, said News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.
One 32-year-old man who was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after being shot in the back was being treated in critical condition. A second 32-year-old man had his condition stabilized after being shot in the right leg and arriving at Mount Sinai in a private vehicle, police said.
A third man, 22, arrived at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center in a private vehicle but was in serious condition after being transferred to Stroger Hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to the abdomen and thigh, Mirabelli said.
About 4:10 a.m., a Chevrolet Impala that had been headed north on California Boulevard in the Little Village neighborhood on the West Side was stopped at a red light at 2400 south when someone began shooting into the car, Mirabelli said. A 27-year-old man who was a passenger in the car suffered a graze wound to a finger on his right hand, and was driven to Mount Sinai for treatment, where he was in good condition, police said.Copyright © 2015, RedEye