Eight Wounded In Shootings Monday

By Quinn Ford on June 18, 2013 6:32am 

 Eight people were shot on the city's West and South sides, police said.
Eight people were shot on the city's West and South sides, police said.
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CHICAGO — Eight people were wounded in shootings across the city Monday after a violent weekend that saw 10 people killed and dozens more injured in gun violence.

An 18-year-old man was the most recent to be injured by gunfire, police said.

The teen was standing on the sidewalk in the 2300 block of South Washtenaw Avenue in South Lawndale about 9:55 p.m. when police said he heard shots and felt pain.

A bullet grazed the boy on his right leg and he was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.

About 9:35 p.m., two men were wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

The two men, ages 21 and 22, were standing on the sidewalk in the 7300 block of South Woodlawn Avenue when shots were fired from a passing light-colored sedan, Alfaro said.

The 21-year-old was hit in the right calf and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition stabilized. The 22-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital after he was shot in the  right thigh, left ankle and hand, Alfaro said.

Just before 8 p.m., an 18-year-old woman was shot in another apparent drive-by shooting in Roseland, police said.

The teen was shot in her buttocks in the 9700 block of South LaSalle Street and was taken to Stroger Hospital where her condition stabilized.

About 7:47 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the 800 block of North Leamington Avenue in Austin. The teen was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound in the abdomen, Alfaro said.

Hours earlier, another 17-year-old boy was shot. The teen was in the 200 block of West 118th Street about 2:45 p.m. when he was shot in the left leg.

Police did not have details surrounding the shooting available early Tuesday morning.

About 1:36 p.m., authorities were called to the 6600 block of South Wentworth Avenue in Englewood after an 18-year-old man was shot at a gas station, according to the Fire Department.

Authorities received a 911 call at 1:36 p.m. and found the 18-year-old man shot at a Shell gas station.

The man was taken to St. Bernard Hospital and his condition was unknown, said Chief Juan Hernandez, a Fire Department spokesman.

In Morgan Park, a man was taken to Stroger Hospital after he was shot in the 11000 block of South Ashland Avenue about 1:13 p.m., authorities said.

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