CHICAGO — Three men have been hospitalized after two separate shootings overnight Monday, police said.
The most recent shooting left a man in serious condition after he was shot in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood.
About 2:45 a.m., a 32-year-old man was shot in the 2100 block of North Narragansett Avenue, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
The man was shot in the side of his mouth and his shoulder and was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in serious condition, Greer said, citing preliminary information.
Hours earlier, two men were wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in South Austin.
Two men, ages 19 and 20, were standing outside in the 200 block of North Central Avenue about 11:45 p.m. when someone inside a dark-colored van opened fire.
The 19-year-old man was shot in his back and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, Greer said. The 20-year-old man was hit in his elbow and leg and was also taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition stabilized.
As of early Tuesday morning, no one was in custody in connection with either shooting.
Earlier Monday, five people were wounded in separate shootings on the South Side, including a 13-year-old boy.