By Peter Nickeas
8:02 AM CDT, March 27, 2013
At least four people were wounded by gunfire in Chicago overnight, including a man shot as he tried to flee two robbers near Garfield Park on the West Side, police said.
The robbers approached the 24-year-old man around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Homan Avenue and Monroe Street, Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. He was shot in the knee as he ran off, Alfaro said.
The shooting occurred about 40 feet from a security camera. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Alfaro said.
In other shootings:
-- A man was shot near 71st Street and Merrill Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood around midnight, police said. He suffered a wound to his arm and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Police said he was not cooperating with investigators.
-- A 20-year-old man was shot in the left thigh on Throop Street just south of Roosevelt Road around 7 p.m. Tuesday, Alfaro said.
-- And a 19-year-old was wounded in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street in the Austin neighborhood around the same time. Someone in a car shot the man after a "verbal altercation," Alfaro said. He was hit in the right side of his back and taken to West Suburban Medical Center.
No one is in custody for the shootings.
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