Eight Wounded in Four Hours of Shootings

By Josh McGhee on August 9, 2013 8:36am 

 A man and a woman were shot in a possible gang-related incident about 11 p.m. Thursday in South Shore, police said. The two were outside in the 6700 block of South Paxton when two males approached and fired shots, said Officer Amina Greer, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.
A man and a woman were shot in a possible gang-related incident about 11 p.m. Thursday in South Shore, police said. The two were outside in the 6700 block of South Paxton when two males approached and fired shots, said Officer Amina Greer, a Chicago Police Department spokeswoman.
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CHICAGO— Eight people were wounded in shootings in just four hours Thursday night into early Friday.

The latest shooting happened about 1 a.m. Friday, when a 31-year-old man walked into Metro South Medical Center with a wound in his left shoulder, police said. The man said he was standing outside near 71st Street and Normal Avenue in Englewood when he heard shots and felt pain in his shoulder. His girlfriend drove him to the hospital, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

On the West Side, a 23-year-old man was shot in his chest at 11:33 p.m. Thursday in the 1100 block of North Waller Avenue, police said. He was taken to Loyola Hospital in critical condition.

A 28-year-old man and a 23-year-old woman were shot in a possible gang-related incident in South Shore about 11 p.m. Thursday, police said. The two were outside in the 6700 block of South Paxton when two males approached and fired shots, said Officer Amina Greer, a Police Department spokeswoman. The woman, who was shot in her chest, was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.  The man also was taken to Northwestern in stable condition after being shot in his shoulder, Greer said.

About 10:30 p.m., a 41-year-old man was shot in his foot in the 6000 block of South Indiana Avenue in Washington Park. The man was walking when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He was taken to St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition.

About 9:45 p.m., two men were shot in the leg in the 11200 block of South Normal Avenue in Roseland, Greer said. One victim, 48, was taken to Metro South Medical Center and a 24-year-old victim was taken to Roseland Hospital, both in "stable" condition, cops said. There were multiple shooters in this incident but no one is in custody.

Around the same time, a 31-year-old man was shot in the 900 block of North Cambridge Avenue , police said. The man was sitting on a fence when someone fired shots, hitting him in the arm. He was taken to Northwestern Hospital in stable condition, Greer said.

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