Six Hurt in Shootings Between Saturday Night and Sunday Afternoon

By Darryl Holliday on February 24, 2013 9:44am | Updated on February 24, 2013 4:25pm

 The separate South Side shootings Friday night and Saturday morning struck a range of people, ages 15 to 23.
The separate South Side shootings Friday night and Saturday morning struck a range of people, ages 15 to 23.
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CHICAGO — Overnight shootings at four locations along the South Side wounded four people between Saturday night and Sunday morning. And two more people were shot Sunday afternoon in separate incidents.

An 18-year-old man was shot in the right arm and abdomen at about 1:30 Sunday afternoon, said Officer Joshua Purkiss, a police spokesman. The incident happened in the 7800 block of South Merrill Avenue. The victim was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.

Also on Sunday, a man in his 20s was shot in the hand. The shooting occurred in the 1100 block of West 59th Street, and the victim was taken in good condition to Mt. Sinai Hospital. No one is in cutody in either shooting, Purkiss said.

At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday, a 17-year-old with a known criminal record took a gunshot wound to the buttocks while walking along 69th St. near Indiana Ave. in Grand Crossing, according to Officer Laura Kubiak, a police spokeswoman.

The boy said he heard gunfire before realizing he was hit, police said.

He was later transferred to St. Bernard's Hospital.

A shooting at about 9:30 p.m. on the 100 block of West 108th Street wounded two people, a 15-year-old and a 23-year-old, when an unknown suspect emerged from a gangway and began firing, police said.

The 23-year-old received gunshot wounds to the hand, leg and buttocks before being taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition. The 15-year-old was struck in the leg and taken to Roseland Community Hospital before being listed in good condition, police said.

Less than an hour later, an 18-year-old, with no criminal record or gang affiliation, was walking along the 11100 block of South Aberdeen Street when a green SUV pulled up. An unknown suspect exited the vehicle and began firing, police said.

The 18-year-old was struck in the buttocks and taken to Christ hospital.

That same night, 32-year-old Donald Price was killed less than a block from his home on the 4800 Block of West Ferdinand Street after he was shot in the neck.

No suspects were in custody as of Sunday morning.

 

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