CHICAGO — At least eight people were wounded in shootings across the city since Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Six may have been gang-related.
• At 3:50 p.m. Saturday in West Englewood, a 35-year-old man was shot in the left leg and chest, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman.
The man was standing in the 6200 block of South Marshfield Avenue when he was approached by two unknown men, police said. One of the strangers began shooting and struck the victim twice.
The victim, who has known gang affiliations, was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, Estrada said.
• About 4 p.m., 19-year-old man was shot in the left leg in Austin, police said. He had been walking along the 1000 block of North Waller Avenue, when he was approached by an unknown offender, who pulled a gun and fired several times.
The teen, who also has known gang affiliations, was taken in good condition to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Estrada said.
• About an hour later, another man was injured in Austin during a drive-by shooting. The 25-year-old had been standing in the 400 block of North Lawler Avenue, Estrada said, when the occupant of an unknown vehicle opened fire, striking the man in his stomach and leg.
He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition. This shooting appears to be gang-related, Estrada said.
• At 5:45 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the back, groin and thigh in the 4800 block of West Thomas Street in Austin, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious-to-critical condition.
The victim has known gang affiliations, Estrada said.
• About 9 p.m., a 23-year-old man was shot in the left leg while he was walking along the 8900 block of South Escanaba Avenue in South Chicago, Estrada said.
The man was taken in stable condition to Advocate Trinity Hospital. Police believe the shooting may have been gang-related, Estrada said.
• About 10:35 p.m., a 22-year-old man was standing on the corner of the 8100 block of South Eberhart Avenue in Chatham when he was shot in the abdomen, Estrada said. The man was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital.
Two men were seen fleeing the scene, but it is unclear whether they were offenders or witnesses, Estrada said.
• On Sunday at 3:05 a.m., a 17-year-old was wounded in the abdomen during a drive-by shooting in Gage Park, Estrada said.
The teen had been walking in the 5200 block of South Rockwell Street when shots were fired from a light-colored sedan, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.
Officers believe the shooting was gang-related, Estrada said.
• About 4:05 a.m., a 24-year-old man was allegedly shot in the 6600 block of South Ingleside Avenue in Woodlawn, police said.
The man claims he struggled with two gunmen who were attempting to rob him, and was shot in the shoulder during the altercation, Estrada said.
The man drove himself to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in good condition, Estrada said.