Saturday, August 23, 2014

The race hustlers are no where to be seen in Chicago.

10 shot, including 3-year-old, across city

Peter Nickeas,

A 3-year-old boy was shot in the head on the West Side and at least nine others were wounded in shootings across the city from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning, according to authorities.

The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital after he was shot in the 4300 block of West Monroe Street in the city's West Garfield Park neighborhood about 7:30 p.m. Friday. Police said the boy was in a closet with at least one other child and playing with the gun when it discharged, hitting the boy in the head and leaving him in critical condition.
In other shootings:
• The most recent shooting happened about 5:45 a.m. Saturday in the 10700 block of South Hoxie Street in the South Deering neighborhood on the Far South Side. An 18-year-old man was shot in the head there, police said. Other details weren't immediately available.

• About 3:30 a.m. Saturday, a 22-year-old walked into Advocate Trinity Hospital with gunshot wounds to his groin and both legs, police said. He had been shot at 99th Street and Torrence Avenue in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood on the Far South Side. 
• Another man was shot about 3:15 a.m. Saturday in the 9800 block of South Yates Avenue, also in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood. The 26-year-old did not cooperate with investigators, police said. He had been shot in the calf and was in good condition at Advocate Trinity Hospital. The Yates and Torrence shootings happened about 15 minutes apart, roughly two blocks from each other.

• Someone shot a 20-year-old about 1:20 a.m. Saturday in the West Town neighborhood. The man was in a car among a large group, in the 100 block of North Hoyne Street, when someone in a passing car shot him in the arm. He was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition had stabilized.
• A 34-year-old man was shot about 10:30 p.m. Friday in the 6400 block of South Rockwell Street in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. He only told police that he heard shots and felt pain. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a leg wound, police said.

• Two men in their 20s were shot about 9:05 p.m. Friday in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side. The men, 20 and 24, were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. The older man had a shoulder wound while the other was shot in the abdomen, police said. They were shot in the 12400 block of South Emerald Avenue.
• Earlier, a man was critically wounded in a shooting on the South Side near the border of the city's Back of the Yards and Englewood neighborhoods. That shooting happened about 4:40 p.m. Friday on the 5300 block of South Laflin Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. A 31-year-old man, who was approached by a gunman on foot, suffered wounds to his upper body. The victim was taken in critical condition to Stroger hospital, said Sweeney.

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