Four men were injured Sunday, two of them critically, in shootings on the city's South Side, authorities said.
Shortly before 1:15 p.m. in the Englewood neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was shot on the 7200 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said.
Witnesses told officers that the victim was approached by an offender who asked if he could use the victim's cell phone, according to a police source.
The offender then pulled out a gun and shot the victim three times on the face at close range. The offender then fled the scene, the police source said.
The victim was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, said Sullivan.
At about 2:18 p.m. two men were shot on the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue, police and fire officials said.
One of them, a 19-year-old was shot multiple times and taken in critical condition to Stroger hospital. The other man, who is 22, was shot in the ankle and taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition.
In the most recent shooting, a 39-year-old man was shot as he delivered food to a home in the 9900 block of South Paxton Avenue in the Jeffrey Manor neighborhood. A gunman emerged from an alley and opened fire about 10:36 p.m., striking the man multiple times, according to Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. The offender then fled on foot.
The delivery man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Mirabelli said that no proceeds were taken from the victim and that police do not have a motive for the shooting. Police do not have anyone in custody.
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