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Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Chicago violence July 3-July 4 4 teens shot in Southwest Side drive-by

15 people have been shot since 5 p.m. Tuesday in Chicago, including a 10-year-old girl and a man cooling off at an open fire hydrant on the West Side, authorities said. The girl and a 24-year-old man were struck as they stood at a hydrant in the 200 block of North Leamington Avenue in the city's South Austin neighborhood, police said, citing early reports. The girl, struck in the left wrist and the abdomen, was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park before being transferred to John H. Stroger Hospital in critical condition, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman. The wounded male was taken to West Suburban in good condition with a wound to the right hand. Early reports stated that he was the girl's stepfather. At about 10:15 p.m., a 48-year-old man, was shot in the right knee by an acquaintance in the 700 block of North St. Louis Avenue, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital for treatment. The suspected gunman remained at-large. The late night shootings followed a rash of afternoon and evening shootings that began with a 15-year-old boy was shot in the left armpit in a park in the 8500 block of South Peoria Street, Zala said. The park is adjacent to Gresham Elementary School. The boy was in the park when another young man or boy came up to the boy and shot him, Zala said. The boy was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital for treatment, he said. Although the investigation is ongoing, initial indications are that the boy's shooting was not gang-related. About a half hour later, a man and three boys, ages 14 to 19, were shot near 60th Street and Rockwell Avenue, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala. The victims were wounded in a drive-by shooting, Zala said, citing preliminary information. One boy, 14, was shot in the right hand, another, also 14, was shot in the right foot. A 15-year-boy was shot in the right knee. And a 19-year-old was shot in the right thigh. The Fire Department only had information on three victims. One patient was taken in serious-to-critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, a second in fair-to-serious condition to Holy Cross Hospital, and a third in fair-to-serious condition to St. Bernard Hospital, according to Fire Department spokesman Will Knight. A few minutes earlier, a man and a woman were shot in the 3800 block of West Augusta Boulevard, Zala said. About 5:33 p.m., a 34-year-old woman was shot in the buttocks, and a 21-year-old man suffered a graze wound, in a drive-by shooting. The woman was taken to an area hospital for treatment, but the man refused medical attention, Zala said. Meanwhile in the North Side Sheridan Park neighborhood, two women and a man -- all believed to be in their 20s --were wounded in the 4400 block of North Racine Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. in what was believed to be a drive-by shooting, Zala said. The other woman and the man had had their conditions stabilized, Zala said. A male and female were wounded in a drive-by shooting near a bus stop at about 8:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of West Washington Boulevard on the city's Near West Side. The male was struck in his side, while the female was struck in one of her toes, police said, citing early reports. Both victims were listed in serious-to-fair condition and were treated at the scene, according to the Chicago Fire Department. Early reports indicate that the couple was struck by a gunman inside a passing van.



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