South Side shootings left at least eight people wounded Wednesday night, a number of them seriously, according to police.
Six of the eight people shot between about 7:45 p.m. and 12:40 a.m. were wounded in the city's Gresham police district.
The most recent shooting happened about 12:40 a.m. Thursday in the 500 block of West 80th Street. A 29-year-old man was shot in the hand while standing on a porch and taken to Saint Bernard Hospital & Healthcare Center, police said.
About 12:30 a.m. Thursday, a 28-year-old man was shot in the 11300 block of South Carpenter Street in the Morgan Park neighborhood. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.
Two men, each 33, suffered minor wounds in a drive-by shooting about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of West 80th Street in the Gresham neighborhood. One was shot in the hand and the other the leg, and both were taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park in good condition.
Police said a single gunman, possibly wearing a plaid shirt, shot at a back porch about 9:20 p.m. in the 8600 block of South Ingleside Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood, leaving three people wounded, according to police and Chicago Fire Department officials. That shooting left a 25-year-old woman and a 26-year-old man in serious condition, according to police, and a 21-year-old in stable condition, police said. Fire department spokesman Larry Langford said all three people shot were in critical condition.
The 26-year-old was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital while the other two were taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, according to police.
Earlier, a 15-year-old boy was shot about 7:45 p.m. in the 11800 block of South Princeton Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood when someone fired a gun from a vehicle, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. The boy, who had wounds to the abdomen and arm, was taken to Christ Medical Center where his condition had stabilized, Sweeney said.
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