21 hurt in shootings across city since Friday
SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE August 12, 2012 10:06AM
Updated: August 13, 2012 2:49AM
At least 21 people — including a 15-year-old boy shot during an armed robbery attempt — were wounded in weekend shootings across the city.
The bloodiest single shooting since Friday night happened in the South Side Englewood neighborhood about 6:35 p.m. Saturday when four men were shot in a gas station parking lot, police said.
The four men — all in their 20s and 30s — were all listed in good or “stable” condition at area hospitals early Sunday, despite two of them suffering gunshot wounds to the chest, police said.
Police are seeking a shooter or shooters who fired from a small black vehicle, and no one is in custody early Sunday, police said.
The youngest victim was a 15-year-old boy shot by an armed robber early Saturday in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood, police said. He was walking down the 9300 block of South Anthony Avenue at 12:45 a.m. when a stranger pointed a handgun at him and announced a robbery.
The boy was shot in the leg while running away, police said. He was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital in good condition.
A recent shooting includes a man in his 20s shot in the hip in the 6300 block of South Lowe Avenue at approximately 4:13 a.m. and two men, both in their 20s, shot in the legs about 5:35 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of North Harding Avenue, police said. The man shot on Lowe was in good condition at Stroger Hospital and the two men shot on North Harding were in stable condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to police.
In the suburbs, four people are dead from shootings this weekend. Two of the fatal shootings occurred in separate incidents south suburban Harvey and one in Maywood involved an off-duty Chicago police officer. The off-duty officer fatally shot one of two men who allegedly attacked him after the officer crashed his motorcycle in the west suburb.