8 injured in less than 7 hours in gun violence across city
BY SAM CHARLES Staff Reporter April 22, 2014 9:00PM
Updated: April 22, 2014 9:03PM
One day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel decried the rash of shootings over the Easter holiday weekend, eight people were shot across the city in less than seven hours.
The ages of the victims — one teenager and seven men — ranged from 14 to 56.
In the most recent incident, a 23-year-old man was wounded about 7:30 p.m. in the West Englewood neighborhood, Chicago Police said. He was on a porch in the 1700 block of West 71st Street when someone ran out of a gangway and opened fire, striking the man, police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition.
About 7 p.m., a 56-year-old man was shot in his knee in the 1800 block of South Central Park Avenue in the North Lawndale neighborhood. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition.
About 6:40 p.m., a 14-year-old boy was shot in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing on a porch in the 7300 block of South Maplewood Avenue when suspects ran out from across the street and started shooting, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition.
About 5:50 p.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in the ankle in the 7500 block of South Yale Avenue in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood. He was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition, police said.
Just after 5 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot while sitting on his porch in the 6700 block of South Oakley Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. Someone walked out of a gangway and opened fire, striking the man under his right arm, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center.
About 4 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side. He was in a vehicle in the 3600 block of West Armitage Avenue when another vehicle drove up and someone from inside opened fire, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in serious condition. The shooting was thought to be gang-related, according to a police source.
About the same time, a 20-year-old man was shot in the ankle and back in the 1600 block of West 59th Street in West Englewood, police said. The man went to Holy Cross Hospital, police said.
The day’s first shooting occurred about 1:10 p.m. in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side. An 18-year-old man walked into Roseland Community Hospital with a gunshot wound in his wrist and told police he had been shot in the 200 block of West 112th Street. He was listed in good condition.
No one was in custody in any of the shootings. Area detectives were investigating.