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Man Who Fired Paintball Gun Shot By a Man With a Real Gun, Police Say

By Josh McGhee | November 1, 2013 8:42am
 A man returned fire with a real gun after two men fired shots from a paintball gun in Auburn Gresham, police said.
A man returned fire with a real gun after two men fired shots from a paintball gun in Auburn Gresham, police said.
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CHICAGO — A 21-year-old man who was firing a paintball gun with a friend in Auburn Gresham on Halloween night was hospitalized when another man returned fire — with a real gun, police said.

Around 7:45 p.m. Thursday, the 21-year-old and 39-year-old were firing shots from a paintball gun near the 7800 block of South Emerald Avenue when another man returned fire with a real gun from the gangway across the street, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman.

The 21-year-old was hit in his right shoulder and taken to St. Bernard Hospital in stable condition, Sullivan said.

No one is in custody for the shooting, he said.

In other overnight violence, a man and a woman, both 36, were grazed by bullets about 5 a.m. Friday in the 6300 block of North Washtenaw Avenue in West Rogers Park.

The man was shot in his stomach and taken to St. Francis Hospital in good condition. The woman was shot in her arm and treated at the scene, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman.

Earlier, a 39-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 1500 block of West 57th Street in West Englewood.

The man told police he was standing outside about 12:30 a.m. Friday when another man approached and fired multiple shots at him. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, Sullivan said.

About 11 p.m. Thursday, a 25-year-old man was shot in his arm near 116th Street and South Parnell Avenue in West Pullman. The man, who was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in good condition, was uncooperative with police, Sullivan said.

Around 10:30 p.m., a 15-year-old girl was shot while standing with a group of men in the 400 block of North Central Avenue in Austin. She was hit in her hand during a possible drive-by shooting and taken to Loretto Hospital in good condition, Sedevic said.

Around 11 a.m. Thursday, an 18-year-old man was shot in his forearm in the 8200 block of South Justine Street in Auburn Gresham. A friend took him to Christ Medical Center in stable condition, said Sedevic.

Elsewhere, two men were shot and killed in separate incidents, police said.