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Saturday, 17 March 2012

16 shot, 1 dead from shootings on North, West, South, Far South and South East sides

One man was killed and 15 others wounded by gunfire across the city Friday night and Saturday morning, according to authorities. A 42-year-old man died after getting shot in the head on the 5200 block of South Troy Street in Gage Park about 12:15 a.m. Saturday. He was a passenger in a car and after he was shot, the driver drove to 59th and Sacramento Avenue and called 911, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and pronounced dead at 1:02 a.m., a spokesman for the Cook County medical examiner's office said. Other circumstances surrounding that shooting weren't immediately available. Another shooting a couple hours later and a few blocks away prompted a car to flee police from near 51st Street and Maplewood Avenue in Gage Park, police said. A 21-year-old man standing with a friend was shot there about 2:15 a.m., police said. Someone fired at the two from inside a passing black car and police noticed a car nearby that matched that description. The car fled when police started following, police said. The car wrecked near 44th Street and Wasthenaw Avenue, prompting the Chicago Fire Department to summon six ambulances to the scene. Four people inside were taken to area hospitals in serious-to-critical condition, according to a spokesman for the Chicago Fire Department, but police said a woman and two men were taken from the scene. The man shot was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he's in stable condition, police said. The shooting appears gang-related, police said. Nobody has been been charged. About 6:15 a.m. a man was shot in the back on the 4100 block of South Rockwell Avenue in Brighton Park, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said, citing early reports from responding officers. No other details were available. A 35-year-old man was shot in the Chatham neighborhood about 5 a.m., police said. He was walking on the 7800 block of South Langley Avenue when someone in a light-colored car pulled alongside and opened fire, police said. He's in critical condition at Stroger Hospital, police said. The shooters fled the scene. Two women, 30 and 33, were shot in the legs on the 5700 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood about 2:45 a.m., according to police. They were taken to Stroger Hospital and are expected to be released after getting treated for their wounds, police said. Someone fired at them from down the street and fled on foot, police said. A 20-year-old man was shot in the pelvis on the 6400 block of South Normal Boulevard in Englewood about 1:50 a.m., police said.A friend drove him to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center – about three blocks east – where he is in stable condition, police said. Two men in their 20s were standing on the 7400 block of South Blackstone Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood when someone emerged from an alley and opened fire, according to police. One, 22, was shot in the chest. The other, 21, was shot in the right leg, police said. They arrived at Jackson Park Hospital about 1:30 a.m. and police think the shooting happened about 1:20 a.m. They "self-transported" to Jackson Park Hospital from the scene of the shooting, police said. The 21-year-old was transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said. Police said the two both initially refused to give their names to responding officers and described the pair as "uncooperative." A 36-year-old man was shot on the 2100 block of West Fletcher Street in the Lakeview neighborhood about 11:20 p.m., police said. The man was shot in the face by someone inside a passing white pickup truck, according to police. The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, police said. A 19-year-old man was shot about 9:45 p.m. on the 6300 block of North Oakley Avenue in the West Rogers Park neighborhood, Greer said. Someone called the man over to his vehicle and opened fire as the victim approached, hitting him in the head, according to police. He's in critical condition at St. Francis Hospital. A 40-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks on the 1400 block of South Pulaski Road in the Lawndale neighborhood about 10:10 p.m., police said. She was driving south when a bullet came through the door of her vehicle, police said. About 40 minutes before that, a 22-year-old man was shot in the chest on the 11800 block of South Sangamon Street in the West Pullman neighborhood. He was sitting on his porch with a friend when they heard gunfire, police said. The man's relative drove him to Roseland Hospital, and he was transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said, where his condition is "stable." Two people were shot about 5:30 p.m. Friday on the 7700 block of South Essex Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood. A 17-year-old girl was shot in the hand and a 20-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to her nose. The circumstances surrounding the shooting weren't available from police but one person is in custody. Both victims treated at South Shore Hospital, police said. About 5 p.m., a 34-year-old man was standing in front of a store on the 5200 block of South Damen Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood when someone shot him in the ankle. He went to Holy Cross Hospital without help from the Chicago Fire Department, police said.



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