Shootings on the South and Northwest sides left 11 people injured Monday afternoon and evening, among them six people injured in a single shooting in a South Shore strip mall.
The strip mall shooting happened about 8:05 p.m. in the 2600 block of East 79th Street, authorities said. The six people shot included two boys, ages 14 and 16. All six were expected to survive. A 27-year-old woman was also injured running away from the gunfire.
Earlier, five people were wounded during afternoon and evening attacks, including a 15-year-old boy, authorities said.
In the 2500 block of North Lawndale Avenue at 7:45 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in his side and critically wounded, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Sweeney said. Further details were not available about the shooting, which happened in the city's Logan Square neighborhood.
Earlier, paramedics were called to the 8000 block of South Avalon Avenue at 4:18 p.m. for a separate shooting that wounded two people, fire officials said. A 15-year-old boy was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and a 21-year-old man was also taken to Christ, but was in good condition, according to Chicago Fire Department officials.
In two earlier shootings, a pair of men were wounded during separate attacks one minute apart and about five blocks away from each other this afternoon in the West Woodlawn neighborhood, police said.
The first occurred at 12:10 p.m. when someone shot a 21-year-old man multiple times in the 700 block of East 62nd Street, according to News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco. The victim was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where his condition had stabilized, said Pacheco.
In a separate incident one minute later, someone shot a 22-year-old man in the buttocks in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, Pacheco said. The 22-year-old victim was standing in the street when he "heard shots and felt pain," said Pacheco. He was also taken to Stroger, where his condition had stabilized, she said.
No one is in custody for the shootings that happened one minute apart, but Area Central detectives are investigating.
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