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At Least Five Wounded In Daytime Shootings

By  Quinn Ford and Darryl Holliday | April 10, 2014 4:02pm | Updated on April 10, 2014 7:58pm

 The shootings happened in Logan Square, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale and South Shore.
At Least Five Wounded In Daytime Shootings
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CHICAGO — Five people, including one teenager, were injured in daytime shootings across the city Thursday, police said.

Two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 4:10 p.m.

A 32-year-old man was shot in his upper arm, and a 30-year-old man was shot in his left knee, Pacheco said. Fire officials said the men were in stable condition. Both men were transported to John H. Stroger Hospital where their conditions stabilized.

The two men were standing on the sidewalk in the 1600 block of North Talman Avenue when a gray vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a police spokeswoman.

According to Eduardo Izquierdo, 59, about nine shots were fired in quick succession before one of the men then walked into his store, IZ Food, bleeding from a bullet wound in his left knee.

"He was in shock. He was terrifed," Izquierdo said of the man, who had gone pale from loss of blood. "He came in, laid down."

"I have to sell this place — I'm not going to put my wife and kids in danger. If I could get somebody to buy it right now I'd sell" said Izquierdo, who has lived Humboldt Park for about 40 years but has only owned the store for one. "They say crime is under control but that's bull; we're not safe."

Izquierdo's wife mopped up a small pool of blood as police left the scene and business resumed.

Later, at 4:24 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the 7800 block of South Crandon Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood.

The man was driving a car down the block when someone standing on the sidewalk began shooting at the car, police said. The gunman fled, and the 21-year-old realized he had been shot in both his thighs.

The man drove himself to South Shore Hospital. He was initially listed in critical condition, but he was stabilized and later transferred to John H. Stroger Hospital, police said.

About 2:45 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the North Lawndale neighborhood. The teen was shot in his leg in the 3300 block of West Lexington Street, Pacheco said.

The teen transported himself to Mount Sinai Hospital where he is listed in good condition. Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available, police said.

A man was critically injured in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood about 1:25 p.m. Thursday, police said.

A 43-year-old man was outside working on his car near a group of three people standing on the sidewalk in the 3200 block of West Evergreen Avenue, Pacheco said. Another group of three people emerged from a nearby alleyway, and one person in the group began shooting.

The 43-year-old was shot in his upper back, Pacheco said. The man was taken to John H. Stroger hospital in critical condition, but he had been stabilized.

It was not immediately clear if the man was the intended target of the shooting.