A 12-year-old boy and seven others were wounded in shootings between about noon Thursday and 4 a.m. Friday.
The 12-year-old was hit in the leg about 8:45 p.m. in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue in the Altgeld Gardens housing complex. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition with a leg wound.
The 12-year-old walked past two people, heard shots, and felt pain, police said.
Seven others were wounded between about noon Thursday and 2 a.m. Friday.
Someone in a minivan shot a 34-year-old man in the back about 4:55 a.m. The attack happened in the 7200 block of South Kimbark Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said. The man walked into Jackson Park Hospital with a gunshot wound and is in stable condition, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic said.
A 29-year-old man was shot in the Austin neighborhood about 2:10 a.m. He was in the 100 block of North Long Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain. He was wounded in the buttocks and leg, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
About the same time, someone was shot in the 5200 block of West Monroe Street and was dropped off at Loretto Hospital with wounds to his jaw and buttocks, police said. He's in stable condition and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital.
In the Englewood neighborhood about 2:05 a.m., a 25-year-old man shot in the leg by one of four men who tried to rob him. He was approached in the 5600 block of South Morgan Street by four others, police said. They demanded his things, a fight ensued and at least one opened fire, hitting the 25-year-old who was then taken to Stroger Hospital.
Earlier, an 18-year-old man was hospitalized after being shot in the face in the Brainerd neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The man got to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn after he was shot, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Janel Sedevic.
After the man arrived at the hospital at about 11:50 a.m. he told police that the shooting happened on the 8900 block of South Justine, said Sedevic. Police said the two suspects were in a silver or gray SUV. The man was in fair condition, officials said.
In addition to that shooting, a 28-year-old man was shot in the shoulder in a possible drive-by shooting, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. The man was shot at about 1:50 p.m. on the 7000 block of South Rockwell Avenue, Zala said. He was taken to Christ medical center where his condition had stabilized, officials said.
At about 6 p.m. a 22-year-old man was shot on the 5200 block of North Rockwell Street in the Budlong Woods neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to officials. The man was shot in the thigh and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for treatment where his condition had stabilized, according to Zala. The man was shot on the street when two people approached him and fired, Zala said.Copyright © 2015, RedEye