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5 wounded in shootings across city

By Peter Nickeas and Rosemary Regina Sobol

Tribune reporters

8:12 AM CDT, September 6, 2013

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Five men were wounded in shootings across the city Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

Just before 1 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the upper part of his leg or his groin in the LeClaire Courts neighborhood on the Southwest Side. Police found the man in an alley in the 4500 block of South Lawler Avenue and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. The man isn't cooperating with investigators and it's not clear if he shot himself.

A 22-year-old man was shot about 9:40 p.m. in the 900 block of West 96th Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood. The man was driving eastbound when someone in a black SUV fired into his vehicle. He was hit in the buttocks and shoulder after crashing into a pole and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized, police said.

Another man, 20, was shot in the Hermosa neighborhood about 8:40 p.m. Police said the 20-year-old, who was shot in the 1800 block of North Keeler Avenue, was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a wound to his leg and groin. He and the two young men he was walking with affiliate with a gang that's fighting with another area gang, police said. The other two weren't injured.

Earlier in the city's West Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 28-year-old man was standing on the street in the 1100 block of North Keystone Avenue when a van pulled up and a passenger fired shots, hitting him in the buttocks, police said. Paramedics found him a short distance away and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said. The van fled following the 6:25 p.m. attack, and no arrests have been made.

At 1:30 p.m. in the Chatham neighborhood, someone shot a man in his 20s in the back in the 8000 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien. The man, who was shot twice, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. O'Brien said the victim's condition had stabilized.

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