Eleven wounded in weekend gun violence in Chicago
BY SUN-TIMES MEDIA December 8, 2012 10:29AM
Updated: December 9, 2012 6:30AM
Eleven people have been wounded in weekend gun violence, including a man who was shot in the back after committing a robbery.
The 31-year-old man was shot in the back after he allegedly tried to commit a robbery in the South Chicago neighborhood about 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
The shooting happened in the 8800 block South Burley Avenue, police said, and the man was listed in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The weekend’s first shooting occurred shortly before midnight Friday when a 48-year-old man standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of North Karlov Avenue heard gunfire and realized he was shot, police said. He was shot in the upper left thigh and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in “stable” condition, police said.
About 2:45 a.m. Saturday, two men were shot in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side. They were walking on the sidewalk in the 4100 block of West 16th Street when a gunman approached on foot and fired shots, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
A 33-year-old man was shot in the right hand and buttocks, Alfaro said. A 26-year-old man was shot in the right thigh. Both were taken in “stable” condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The shooting is believed to be gang-related, Alfaro said.
The shootings continued Saturday night, when a 26-year-old man was shot in the hip during a robbery in the West Garfield Park neighborhood about 5:30 p.m., police said. The man was standing in the vestibule of a building in the 4200 block of West Washington Boulevard when two people approached him and shots were fired, police said.
The man was listed in “stable” condition at Stroger.
About 8:20 p.m. Saturday in the Washington Heights neighborhood, a man was shot in the leg, police said. The shooting happened near 104th and Aberdeen streets, and the man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in “stable” condition.
Two men were shot in a drive-by in the Fuller Park neighborhood about 9:18 p.m., police said.
A 26-year-old man was shot in the back and taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and a 60-year-old man was shot in the foot and taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition, police said. A police source said two people were in custody for the shooting.
About 11:45 p.m. Saturday, a man walked into Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said. The shooting happened at South Prairie Avenue and East 69th Street on the South Side.
At 12:05 a.m. Sunday on the Far Northwest Side, a male suffered a “minor” graze wound in the 8600 block of West Summerdale Avenue, police said.
The most recent shooting happened about 3:35 a.m., when a 22-year-old man was shot twice in the abdomen during a gang-related attack on the Lower West Side. No one is in custody for the shooting, in the 2200 block of West 18th Place.