CHICAGO — Two men were wounded in a shootout in East Garfield Park early Monday and another man was shot 30 minutes later in South Chicago, police said.
The men were among two people killed and 15 wounded in weekend violence.
The shootout between the two men occurred around 12:15 a.m. in the 2900 block of West Jackson Boulevard. Both men were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
One of the wounded men is a 30-year-old shot while in a car. He was hit in his buttocks and right leg, and a friend drove him in the car to the hospital in stable condition, Sullivan said.
The other man involved in the shootout was a 32-year-old found lying in the street in the 2900 block of Adams Street with wounds in his chest, arms and hand. He was taken by ambulance to the hospital in critical condition, Sullivan said.
About a half-hour later, at 12:45 a.m., a 23-year-old man was walking with friends in the 8700 block of South Exchange Avenue when a silver minivan pulled up and someone inside fired shots. The man was hit in his right thigh and taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition. The shooting was possibly gang-related, Sullivan said.
Friday evening into Saturday morning, six people were wounded in violence, and 34-year-old Jeffery Whiters was shot to death in South Deering.