Eight Wounded in Shootings Since Thursday Afternoon

By Kyla Gardner and Erica Demarest  on April 18, 2013 6:47pm  | Updated on April 18, 2013 8:09pm

 At least eight men have been wounded in shootings on the South and West Side since Thursday afternoon. File photo.
At least eight men have been wounded in shootings on the South and West Side since Thursday afternoon. File photo.
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CHICAGO — At least eight men were wounded in shootings on the South and West Side since Thursday afternoon, officials said.

The most recent shooting occurred about 12:20 a.m. Friday in Irving Park, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman. A 34-year-old man was standing in the 3900 block of North Avondale Avenue when a gunman walked up and opened fire, Sullivan said.

The man was shot in his chest and side, police said. He was driven by his girlfriend to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, and later transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition.

On Thursday, a 25-year-old man was shot in his left side about 1:10 p.m. while standing in the 3500 block of West North Avenue in Humboldt Park.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition, Sullivan said.

About 3:10 p.m., a 44-year-old man was shot in his left side in the 3000 block of West Carroll Avenue in East Garfield Park, said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, Zala said.

In Austin, a 20-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound in his left shoulder about 4 p.m. in the 100 block of North Mason Avenue, Sullivan said. He was treated at Mount Sinai Hospital, and reportedly in good condition.

Two 19-year-old men were each shot in the leg about 5 p.m. in the 12000 block of South Lafayette Avenue in West Pullman, Sullivan said. Both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.

The shooting was a possible drive-by.

About 7:14 p.m., a 16-year-old boy was shot in his left thigh while standing on a corner in the 1500 block of East 62nd Street in Woodlawn, Zala said. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition.

Three hours later, a 37-year-old man was treated for gunshot wounds in his back and right arm. Police found the man on a sidewalk in the 12300 block of South Emerald Avenue in West Pullman about 10:15 p.m., Sullivan said.

He was taken tAdvocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, Sullivan said. The shooting might have been a drive-by.

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