8 wounded in shootings on South, West sides

Tribune reporters

At least eight people were shot Monday on the South and West sides, authorities said.

The day's shootings started around 1:15 p.m. when a 21-year-old man was shot in the 11000 block of South Ashland Avenue in the Morgan Park neighborhood, police said. The man was taken in serious-to-critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to Chicago Fire Department Chief Juan Hernandez.

About 30 minutes later in the Englewood neighborhood, a man working at a Shell gas station in the 6600 block of South Wentworth Avenue said he called 911 when he saw a second gunshot victim ride up on his bicycle with a wound to his side.

The 18-year-old man was taken in good-to-fair condition to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, Hernandez said.

"He said, 'Call the police,' '' said the gas station staffer. Police had no further information about the Wentworth Avenue shooting.

Later, about 2:45 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the Far South Side's West Pullman neighborhood, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. The shooting happened in the 200 block of West 118th Street, Zala said.

Hernandez said the victim was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition had stabilized.

At about 7:45 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen on the 800 block of North Leamington Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, Zala said. The teen was taken to Stroger hospital in critical condition, Hernandez said.

At 7:55 p.m., an 18-year-old woman was wounded in the 9700 block of South LaSalle Street in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side. The woman was shot in the buttocks in a driveby shooting, police said. She was taken in fair-to-serious condition to Stroger hospital, where her condition had stabilized, Hernandez said.

Shortly before 9:35 p.m., two men were shot on the 7300 block of South Woodlawn Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, officials said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the right calf and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition had stabilized. The second victim, a 22-year-old man, was shot in the right thigh, left ankle and left hand and taken to Stroger hospital.

The men were standing on the sidewalk when a white sedan drove by and someone shot at them, police said.

About 9:55 p.m., an 18-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the foot in the 2300 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood on the Southwest Side, News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. The man told police he was walking when shots rang out and he felt pain, Alfaro said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Tribune reporter Adam Sege contributed.

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