Teen Girl Among at Least Five Shot Overnight

By Quinn Ford on July 25, 2013 6:52am 

 At least five people were injured in overnight shootings on the city's South and West sides, police said.
At least five people were injured in overnight shootings on the city's South and West sides, police said.
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CHICAGO — At least five people, including a 16-year-old girl, were injured in overnight shootings on the city's South and West sides.

The 16-year-old girl was shot Wednesday night in Fuller Park, police said.

The teen was in the back seat of a car that pulled into a gas station near 43rd Street and Wentworth Avenue about 9:40 p.m., said Officer Hector Alfaro, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

A dark SUV pulled into the gas station, and someone inside opened fire, Alfaro said.

The girl was shot in her buttocks and was taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

About 1:30 a.m. Thursday, a man was hospitalized after a shooting in the city's Austin neighborhood.

The 38-year-old man was on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of North Latrobe Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain, Alfaro said. The man was shot in his lower right leg and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center.

About 12:10 a.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the city's Park Manor neighborhood.

The teen was riding his bike in the 6900 block of South Michigan Avenue when several men walked up to him and fired shots, Alfaro said.

The 19-year-old was hit in his back and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized.

Another man also was hospitalized after a shooting in Roseland. He was shot in his hand about 11:30 p.m. in the 10200 block of South Prairie Avenue, Alfaro said, citing preliminary information.

About 11:30 p.m., a 32-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 3000 block of West Fullerton Avenue when a car drove by and shots were fired, hitting the man in his back, police said. He was taken to Norwegian American Hospital in stable condition, according to police, who had no description of the car.

No one was in custody in connection in any of the shootings, police said.

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