2 teens among 6 injured in violence across city Tuesday night
BY JORDAN OWEN AND LEEANN SHELTON Staff Reporters July 30, 2013 11:46PM
Two teens were among at least six people hurt in acts of violence across the city Tuesday evening.
A 16-year-old boy, was riding a bike about 7:55 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 71st Street in the West Englewood neighborhood when a group of males approached him and demanded that he give up the bike. When he tried to ride away, one of them brandished a gun and fired shots at him, striking him in the right thigh, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, according to Fire Media Affairs.
In a separate incident, a 15-year-old boy was stabbed during a fight about 8:20 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Winchester, also in the West Englewood neighborhood. He suffered a stab wound in his back and was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, police and fire officials said.
The most recent shooting happened about 10 p.m. in the 5800 block of South Morgan in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. A 28-year-old man was walking down the sidewalk when a black sedan passed by and the driver shot him in the left foot, police said. An acquaintance took him to an area hospital.
Just before 10 p.m., a man was shot in the arm in the 2900 block of East 89th Street in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. Authorities had no further details on that shooting late Tuesday.
Just after 8 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the shoulder and both legs in the 7200 block of North Sheridan Road, in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Police had no further details about the attack.
About 7:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the leg in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 3500 block of South Vincennes Avenue when he heard gunfire and then realized he had been shot, police said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
Area detectives were investigating.