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12 People Shot In Chicago In Six Hours

A string of gun violence erupted in Chicago on Friday, leaving a dozen people injured, including one dead, within only a 6-hour time period.

via Chicago Tribune

A shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood left one man dead and another wounded Friday night as at least a dozen people were shot between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Just after 8 p.m., three people asked for directions from a 23-year-old man and a 44-year-old man walking,Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said.

Moments later, one of the three took out a gun and opened fire, striking the younger man in the chest, according to police.

The older man took off running and was shot in the hand as he tried to flee, Greer said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was treated and released.

The younger man, who was 23, was found unresponsive and died on the scene, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

In other shootings since Friday afternoon:

-About 2:30 a.m. this morning, a 27-year-old man was shot in the chest
-An 18-year-old woman was shot in the leg about 12:05 a.m.
-A 35-year-old man was shot in the head about 11:40 p.m.
-About 10:30 p.m. in the Longwood Manor neighborhood, a 41-year-old man was shot in the leg
-About 8:20 p.m. a man in his 20s was shot in the 5500 block of SouthHoyne Avenue
-Also about 8:20 p.m., a group of males shouting gang slogans attacked another group of people walking down in the sidewalk. One of the attackers shot a 23-year-old man in the buttocks.
-A 22-year-old man who had been walking with the 23-year-old sustained lacerations to the side of his mouth during the attack
-Just before 7 p.m., someone in a van shot a 22-year-old man standing on a street corner
-Also Friday, police shot and critically injured someone during a foot pursuit, and two men were critically injured in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood.

Chicago police certainly have their hands full and we’re not even half way through the year yet.  Hopefully Chi-town won’t see another repeat of summer 2012.



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