CHICAGO — Overnight violence across the city left one man in critical condition and four others wounded, police said.
About 8:30 p.m. Sunday, a man was shot in the back in South Shore, according to Officer John Mirabelli, a police spokesman.
According to police, the victim and his friend were meeting a man in the 1500 block of East 71st Street to purchase cell phones, but the transaction turned into a robbery when the man pulled a gun.
The victim's friend handed over cash, Mirabelli said, but the victim, 21, turned to run away. The man with the gun then opened fire, hitting the victim in the back.
Mirabelli said the victim's friend drove him to Jackson Park Hospital where he was listed in critical condition.
About 10:15 p.m., another man was shot in the back in Belmont Cragin, Mirabelli said.
That man, 33, was walking in the 2300 block of North Lamon Avenue when a two-door Honda Civic pulled up. A man riding in the passenger seat of the car shouted gang slogans before firing multiple times, striking the man in the chest, Mirabelli said.
The victim's cousin then drove him to Our Lady of Resurrection Hospital where he was listed in "stable" condition, Mirabelli said.
A third shooting took place about fifteen minutes later in the West Pullman neighborhood.
About 10:30 p.m. Sunday night, four men were walking in the 11900 block of South Halsted when an unknown gunman approached the group from behind and began shooting, Mirabelli said.
A 20-year-old man was shot in the upper right leg, Mirabelli said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was also listed in "stable" condition, Mirabelli said.
No one is in custody in connection with the shootings, Mirabelli said.
About 5 a.m. Monday, police were called to the 7000 block of South Green Street for a domestic dispute, Mirabelli said.
Citing preliminary information, Mirabelli said two people were hospitalized, one with a stab wound to the leg.
No further details were available about what caused the dispute, but authorities said it appeared to be a fight between a boyfriend and girlfriend.