Two 16-year-old boys and eight others were wounded by gunfire across Chicago Friday night and Saturday morning, according to police.
One of the teens was shot in the 1800 block of West 18th Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on the West Side Friday night, according to police. He was shot in the leg about 9 p.m. by someone who stepped out of an SUV and fired a single shot, police said. Police said he walked in to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County with the wound and told investigators he was shot on 18th Street, but police weren't able to find a crime scene there.
Another 16-year-old was shot in the knee about 3:50 a.m. in the 5700 block of South Christiana Avenue on the Southwest Side while sitting on a porch in the Gage Park neighborhood, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said. He's in good condition at Stroger hospital.
Three men were wounded in separate attacks in the South Side's Englewood neighborhood, police said. A 20-year-old on a bicycle heard gunfire and realized he was shot in the leg about 10:50 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Sangamon Street, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. He's in stable condition at St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center. Nobody is in custody.
Two men, 24 and 32, were wounded in the 6600 block of South Marshfield Avenue about 12:45 a.m. The older man was shot in the back and the 24-year-old was shot in the back and shoulder. Both are in critical condition at Stroger hospital, police said. They were standing on a sidewalk when someone walked up to them and opened fire, police said.
A woman was also wounded on the West Side about 12:30 a.m., police said. The 27-year-old was shot in the side and abdomen in the 100 block of North Laporte Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood and is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital. She was shot in a drive-by attack while she stepped out of a vehicle, police said.
About midnight a man was shot in the 7800 block of South Essex Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood on the South Side. The 19-year-old, who police said is a gang member, was shot in the leg and hand and taken to Stroger hospital.
Two others were shot before 3 a.m., near Addison Street and Laramie Avenue in the Portage Park neighborhod on the Northwest Side and west of Ashland Avenue on 21st Place in the Pilsen neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
The shooting on 21st Place happened about 2:30 a.m. The 20-year-old man who was shot was walking to a car with three others when a grey Nissan drove by and someone inside fired at least eight shots, police said. The Nissan was last seen eastbound on 21st Place. The man shot sustained three wounds to the back but is expected to survive, police said. The shooting happened under one of the city's blue-light cameras.
A man in his 20s was also wounded in the attack on Laramie Avenue at Addison Street, police said. Someone dropped him off at Our Lady of the Resurrection Hospital at Addison Street and Central Avenue, and he had wounds to his back and hand. He was transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition, police said.
A 31-year-old man was shot about 3:34 a.m. in the 3800 block of South Sacramento Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side and is in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. He was shot exiting his vehicle and someone dropped him off at the hospital, police said. The shots came from inside a light-colored passing vehicle.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun