6:59 AM CDT, July 17, 2013
At least 7 people were wounded, one of them critically, in shootings on the South, Southwest and West sides overnight, police said.
The most recent shooting happened about 3:30 a.m. in the Englewood neighborhood. Two 26-year-old men were on a porch in the 7000 block of South Emerald Avenue when someone approached on foot and shot them, Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said, citing preliminary information.
One of the men suffered several gunshot wounds to the leg and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized.
The other was grazed in the head and taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where his condition was stabilized.
Also this morning, two 24-year-old men were shot about 3 a.m. in the 4200 block of West Van Buren Street in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. One of the men was struck in the upper back and the other was shot several times in the torso.
Both were taken to Mount Sinai and listed in serious condition, according to police.
About 11:30 p.m., someone opened fire toward a group of people standing in the 5200 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, police said.
A 37-year-old man was struck in the leg and taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
About 8:40 p.m. in the Englewood neighborhood, several males approached a 21-year-old man standing on a porch in the 5700 block of South Carpenter Street, police said. At least one of the males opened fired, and the 21-year-old was struck in the right shoulder.
The man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was in critical condition.
Earlier, about 7:35 p.m. a 20-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 5100 block of South Hermitage Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police News Affairs Officer Daniel O'Brien email@example.com
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