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Two Injured in Woodlawn Drive-By; Two Others Shot Overnight

By Josh McGhee | September 9, 2013 7:46am
 Three people were killed and 19 people were injured in shootings this weekend. (File photo)
Three people were killed and 19 people were injured in shootings this weekend. (File photo)
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WOODLAWN— Two men injured in a drive-by shooting and a 15-year-old boy wounded in North Lawndale were among four people shot overnight.

The two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 6000 block of South Champlain in Woodlawn around 11:43 p.m. when a black sport-utility vehicle pulled up and someone inside began shooting.

The 23-year-old man was shot in his face, left hip, right arm, and stomach, he was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. The second man, 29, was shot in his right thigh and buttocks, and was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman.

Around 9:36 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the 1500 block of South Kedvale in North Lawndale. Two men got out of a car and fired shots at the boy before getting back into the car and driving away. The boy was hit in his back and taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

Three people were being questioned in the shooting, Sullivan said.

Around 9:10 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the 6200 block of South Laflin in West Englewood. He was hit in his right thigh and taken to Stroger Hospital in good condition, said Sullivan.

Shootings overnight Saturday through Sunday left one dead and seven wounded. A woman was also stabbed to death.

Friday through Saturday, an overnight shooting in Wicker Park left residents asking for stricter rules and tighter security at the park. A man was also shot and killed in Washington Park, while another was killed by an off-duty police officer, Saturday police said.

In a statement released early Monday, Chicago Police spokesman Adam Collins said that through midnight Sunday, citywide shootings were down 22 percent, murders were down 22 percent and overall crime was down 15 percent over 2012 numbers.

"While there has been far less crime, far fewer shootings and far fewer murders this year, one victim is one too many and certainly more work remains," Collins wrote. "We will continue to partner with the community and implement our comprehensive policing strategy, but to reduce violence for the long-term our state needs better laws that keep illegal guns out of our communities and punish the criminals who carry them."