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Four Wounded In Shootings Overnight

By Quinn Ford | March 27, 2013 6:28am
  Four men were shot overnight Tuesday on the city's South and West sides, police said.
Four men were shot overnight Tuesday on the city's South and West sides, police said.
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CHICAGO — Four people were hospitalized overnight Tuesday in separate shootings across the city's West and South sides, police said.

Just after 11 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the 3400 block of West Monroe Street in the city's East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

The shooting happened after two men tried to rob the man, according to Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman. 

The man was shot in his left knee and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, Alfaro said. Police did not have information on the man's condition.

Another man was shot about an hour later in the city's South Shore neighborhood.

Five minutes after midnight, a man was shot in the arm in the 7100 block of South Merrill Avenue. The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Alfaro said. Police had no other information available Wednesday morning.

Earlier Tuesday night, two other men were shot within minutes of each other in separate shootings.

About 7 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the 4800 block of West Fulton Street in the city's Austin neighborhood.

The teen got into a verbal fight with a man in a car. The man in the car then pulled a gun and opened fire, Alfaro said. The teen was hit in the right side of his back and was taken to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Alfaro said. The man's condition was stable as of early Wednesday, police said.

Meanwhile, a 28-year-old man was shot in the 1300 block of South Throop Street in University Village.

The shooter walked up to the man and opened fire, Alfaro said. The man was hit in the left thigh and was taken to Stroger Hospital, Alfaro said. Police said Wednesday morning the man's condition had stabilized.

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