At Least 10 Injured in Shootings Across Chicago Friday Night

By Geoff Ziezulewicz on December 15, 2012 9:35am 

 At least 10 people were injured in shootings across Chicago Friday afternoon and night.
At least 10 people were injured in shootings across Chicago Friday afternoon and night.
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CHICAGO — At least 10 people, including four teens, were injured in shootings Friday night.

The violence started about 4:25 p.m. Friday, when a 15-year-old was hit in the arm and leg near West North and West Wabansia avenues, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai hospital in stable condition, according to police.

Shortly after 5 p.m., a 16-year-old and a 14-year-old were shot by an unknown assailant on the 1700 block of East 71st Place, police said.

Both teens took gunshots in the right legs, police said. The 16-year-old was taken to University of Illinois hospital in stable condition and the 14-year-old was taken to Comer Children's hospital in stable condition, according to police.

Both teens are reportedly gang members, a source said.

A 16-year-old was shot in the buttocks about 5:20 p.m. at South Western Avenue and West Taylor Street, police said. He was taken to Stroger hospital in stable condition, according to the Chicago Fire Department’s Twitter account and police.

A 20-year-old reported gang member was shot about 6:30 p.m. Friday on the 8300 block of South Maryland Avenue, police said. He was driving south on Maryland when an assailant fired at his vehicle, police said.

The victim crashed into a parked car and sustained a gunshot wound to his right arm, police said. He was transported to Advocate Christ hospital in stable condition.

About 8:15 p.m on the 5400 block of South Komensky Avenue, a 36-year-old whom police said had gang affiliations chased after two suspects who had just robbed a store.

The victim chased the suspects in his car and was shot in the process, crashing his car, police said.

He was found unresponsive in his car with a gunshot wound to the forehead, according to police.
He was transferred to Mount Sinai hospital in critical condition, police said.

It was not clear if the robbery suspects were in a vehicle at the time, according to police.

Another reputed gang member was shot about 9 p.m. on the 2800 block of West Fullerton Avenue, according to police.

He was riding in a car with friends when someone flashed gang signs at their car, police said. The victim exited the car to confront the man, who then opened fire, striking him in the lower back, police said.

He was transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic hospital in serious condition and refused to provide any information on the shooter to reporting officer, according to police.

Forty-five minutes later, a 21-year-old gang member was walking on the 1300 block of North California Avenue when he heard shots and took a round to the hip, police said. He fled on foot and friend dropped him off at Norwegian American hospital, according to police.

Another man whom police said was a gang member with a criminal record was shot in the buttocks about 10 p.m. near West 15th Street and South Christiana Avenue.

He told police he was on the street with friends, heard numerous shots and felt pain, according to police.

The victim refused to provide further details about the shooting and was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition, police said.

The bullet-riddled Friday night came to an end about 11 p.m. near the intersection of West 26th Street and South Pulaski Road when a male was shot in the thigh, according to police, who had no more information on this shooting as of Saturday morning.

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