Chicago enters the weekend with at least 14 people wounded in several shootings across the city since Friday afternoon.
Six of the shootings happened in a two-hour period during the early hours of Saturday morning, The Chicago Tribune reports. Four of the shootings were reportedly drive-by shootings while others stemmed from robberies and fights.
The Chicago Tribune reports:
At 2:35 a.m. Saturday, two men were shot in the Gage Park neighborhood, said Chicago police spokesman Officer Ron Gaines. They were at a party in a house in the 3500 block of West 58th Place when someone at the party started shooting, Gaines said. A 21-year-old man was shot in both legs, and his condition was stabilized. A 19-year-old man was shot multiple times and was listed in serious condition. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center.
Many of the victims were shot in the leg, arm or back. The oldest victim was a 48-year-old woman who was shot in Englewood. Chicago police spokesman Ron Gaines told reporters the youngest victim was a 17-year-old boy. The teen was shot in the leg in the Little Village area. He was taken to a local hospital where he was listed in good condition.
The shootings reflect the beginning of the week where 15 were wounded in shootings on Monday. The Chicago Sun-Times reports most of the shootings happened on in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
Two men, ages 21 and 22, were shot about 7:08 p.m. in the 6100 block of South King Drive, police said. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said. The older man was shot in the left side and listed in critical condition while the younger man was shot in the back and the leg. His condition had stabilized, police said.
About 20 minutes earlier, a teen boy was shot in Bronzeville.
The 17-year-old was shot in the right hip in the 4500 block of South Vincennes, police said. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in fair condition. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side Monday evening.
Most of the victims were teenagers.
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