CHICAGO — At least eight people — including a 17-year-old boy — were wounded in shootings Saturday night and Sunday morning, police said.
The most recent incident occurred about 6:20 a.m. Sunday in Little Village, said Officer Jose Estrada, a police spokesman. A man, whose age was not immediately available, was shot in his foot and back and treated at Mount Sinai Hospital. Police said the shooting, which happened in the 2700 block of South Kedvale Avenue, may have been gang-related.
In North Lawndale, a 51-year-old man was shot in both his thighs in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard around 3:25 a.m., Estrada said. The man drove himself to Loretto Hospital, where he was in "stable condition" Sunday morning.
About 10 minutes earlier in Little Village, a 27-year-old was shot in his foot in the 2400 block of South Washtenaw Avenue. The man drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital.
A 22-year-old man was shot in his arm in Chicago Lawn about 2:55 a.m. Sunday. The man was allegedly getting into his car in the 5900 block of South Maplewood Avenue when he was hit, Estrada said.
The victim sped off as he tried to drive himself to the hospital, but was pulled over for speeding in the 5500 block of South Racine Avenue. Officers called an ambulance, and the man was treated at Stroger Hospital.
About 2:15 a.m. Sunday in Greater Grand Crossing, a 23-year-old man was shot in his thigh in the 300 block of East 71st Street, Estrada said. The man was listed in stable condition at Stroger Hospital.
A 24-year-old man drove himself to a gas station in the 4700 block of South Michigan Avenue after he was shot in Grand Boulevard early Sunday, Estrada said. The man, who claims he was hit in his hand in the 4800 block of South Prairie Avenue about 12:40 a.m., reported the shooting from the gas station. He was treated at Stroger.
A few blocks away, a 20-year-old man was shot in his leg just after midnight Sunday, Estrada said. The man claims he was walking in the 4000 block of South Prairie Avenue when two men — one armed — approached and demanded money.
When the victim said he didn't have any cash, the men allegedly beat him and shot him in his leg as he tried to flee. The victim drove himself to Mercy Hospital.
About 8:15 p.m. Saturday, a 17-year-old boy was shot in his right arm in the 2500 block of East 107th Street in South Deering, Estrada said. The boy was treated at Advocate Christ Medical Center, and police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.