Chicago Tribune reporter Peter Nickeas discusses crimes from across the city that include eight people wounded in shootings. (Posted July 14, 2013)

Shootings left at least 8 people on the South and West sides wounded overnight, according to police.

Three of the shootings happened between 4:50 and 5:40 a.m., police said.

A 60-year-old woman was shot in the chin about 4:50 a.m. in 4500 block of South Wolcott Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Police said she wasn't the target and are investigating whether she was stuck in crossfire between two shooters. She was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where her condition has stabilized.

About a half hour later, a 33-year-old man was shot in the left leg in the 1300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He's at Stroger hospital, where his condition has stabilized.

A 17-year-old boy was shot about 5:35 a.m. in the 7200 block of South Halsted Street in Englewood on the South Side. Someone walked up and shot him in the upper part of his right arm, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said. He's in good condition at Saint Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center.

Someone shot a 19-year-old woman about 3 a.m. in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. She may have been wounded in an exchange of gunfire between two people in the 800 block of North Parkside Avenue, police said. She was hit in the shoulder and taken to an area hospital.

Two boys, 14 and 15, were shot about 11:55 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Laflin Avenue in Englewood and were taken to Stroger hospital. The boys were both shot in their legs and are both in good condition, News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.

Another man, 38, was shot about 11:30 p.m. in the 100 block of South Springfield Avenue in East Garfield Park on the West Side. He was hit in the leg and his condition has stabilized at Mount Sinai Hospital. Gaines said police apprehended the shooter after he caused a fatal car crash at Chicago Avenue and Pulaski Road.

A 72-year-old woman sitting on her porch in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side was shot about 8:30 p.m. Police said she was not the target. She was hit in the arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital from the 6200 block of South Richmond Avenue.

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