Eight Shot Across City on Tuesday

By Darryl Holliday and Kyla Gardner  on April 30, 2013 6:37pm  | Updated on April 30, 2013 8:42pm

 A police officer stands at E. 71st St. and S. Chappel Ave. Tuesday night. At least three people were shot near 2016 E. 71st St., officials said.
A police officer stands at E. 71st St. and S. Chappel Ave. Tuesday night. At least three people were shot near 2016 E. 71st St., officials said.
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CHICAGO — Eight men, including two teens, were shot in four incidents across the city Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

Three men were shot about 7 p.m. in the 2000 block of E. 72nd St. in South Shore, police said.

An 18-year-old man shot in the lower back and a 22-year-old man shot in the abdomen were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition, police said, citing preliminary information.

A third man, 23, was shot twice but refused medical attention at the scene, police said.

Several teens were detained by officers outside of the home of South Shore resident Jeremy Harrison.

"The buck stops right at my house," he said.

Another resident said the shooter or shooters did not stop firing as police swarmed the several blocks around the area.

"They didn't care about the police at all, just 'pow, pow!'" he said.

About 45 minutes earlier, three men were shot in about 6:13 p.m. in the 300 block of West 108th Place in Roseland, police said, citing preliminary information.

A 16-year-old boy shot in the right hand was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in good condition. A 23-year-old man shot in the abdomen and 36-year-old man shot in the armpit were both taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, police said.

At 5:16 p.m. a 21-year-old man was shot near North Sheridan Road and West Windsor Avenue in Uptown. He was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said, citing preliminary information.

At 4:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the left side in the 1000 block of West Garfield Boulevard, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said. Fire officials said the victim was 30 years old and in critical condition.

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