The spree of Summer violence in Chicago is underway and doesn’t seem to be getting any better. At least 13 people were reported shot yesterday in the Chi, with at least three of the shootings being gang-related.
via Chicago Tribune
A man was shot multiple times in the Sheridan Park neighborhood last night and left in critical condition, one of at least 13 people shot across the city Friday and early Saturday morning, officials said.
Paramedics took a 25-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition, according to Chicago Fire Department Chief Juan Hernandez.
In a separate incident tonight, at least three people were shot in the 5900 block of South Wood Street about 7 p.m., according to authorities.
One man shot in the torso or abdomen was taken in serious-to-critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, while another man was taken in fair-to-serious condition to Holy Cross Hospital, according to the fire department and police.
Another man, whose age wasn’t available, was shot about 8:18 p.m. in the 5400 block of South Albany Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood. He was shot all over his body and police said he was in stable condition.
A 25-year-old walked into West Suburban Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his ankle about 7:10 p.m., Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said.
In earlier attacks Friday afternoon, two teenage boys were shot in separate incidents in the Cragin and South Shore neighborhoods, authorities said.
A 16-year-old boy was stabilized and taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital following a shooting where a group of boys or men in a white SUV drove up, stopped and at least one person got out and shot at the boy, hitting him in the leg.
The boy was believed to have shouted out slogans for a gang he belongs to as the SUV drove up, and those in the SUV belonged to a rival gang and shot him after he shouted the slogans, a police source said.
Earlier in the South Shore neighborhood, a 15-year-old boy was taken to Jackson Park Hospital with his condition stabilized after he was found wounded, according to the fire department.
Early Saturday morning, two men were shot in the East Garfield Park neighborhood in an attack witnessed by paramedics driving through the area. They’re both in serious-to-critical condition.
A couple minutes before that, a 23-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and taken to Roseland Hospital.
Two others were shot in their legs early Saturday morning in the 3800 block of West 28th Street in the Little Village neighborhood. An upside down crown — a gang symbol inverted and meant to show disrespect — was painted on a dumpster across from where the two were shot. Police said both men were gang members who did not cooperate with investigators.
There has to be some way to stop this madness from happening every year. SMH!