A 36-year-old woman buying food from a street vendor on Kedzie Avenue was one of two people shot Saturday night.
She sustained a wound to the arm about 10:35 p.m. just north of the intersection with 60th Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. The woman's husband and children were nearby and police don't believe she was the target.
She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.
A 31-year-old man was shot around 2:30 a.m. at 1100 W. 87th street in the Gresham neighborhood in an attempted carjacking of his Mercedes-Benz, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said.
The back windshield of a Camry was shattered from several gunshots in the course of the incident.
Residents asked police to at least take the keys out of the Mercedes before leaving; the car was still running even after an ambulance took the vehicle's owner away.
"These (expletives) around here are treacherous," said one man, who appeared to know the targeted man, as he stood outside the row of houses where the shooting had occurred. "And it ain't going to stop 'til you get their (expletives.)"
As police investigated the scene, which included the front yards of at least three houses, a small group of people gathered outside of the police tape asking what had happened.
"Did he die?" one young woman asked as she and another woman approached the scene.
Officers asked the residents who had come out of their houses inside the crime scene to head back in or go to the hospital, but not linger in the crime scene.
In the River North neighborhood near downtown, four people were taken into custody after a security guard at a BP gas station on Ontario Street opened fire at an SUV that police said tried to run him over.
Police said the security guard left the inside of the gas station to investigate some type of disturbance outside when the driver of the SUV tried to hit him.
A number of intoxicated people walked near the scene, gawked, or shouted toward the crime scene. Police had taped off an area between gas pumps, placed paper cards over shell casings and used small rocks to keep the paper from flying away.
One of the car's tires was shot out and the people inside tried to flee onto the Kennedy Expressway but the car stopped on the Ontario Street feeder ramp.
Four people were taken into custody, police said, one of whom had suffered a broken leg. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for the wound, which police said was not sustained in the shooting.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun