CHICAGO — A man shot during a home invasion early Friday morning in South Austin was the fifth person wounded in shootings since Thursday afternoon.
The 46-year-old man was sitting in a rear room of his house with a woman when a man kicked in the back door of the home in the 100 block of North Lacrosse Street around 1:05 a.m. Thursday, said Officer Hector Alfaro, a police spokesman.
The thief demanded the man "gimme the stuff" before shooting him in the left side of his chest. The man was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in stable condition. The woman was not injured in the shooting, Alfaro said.
Around 10:10 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the Cragin neighborhood. The man was shot in his left forearm while in the 5500 block of West Barry Avenue then driven about a quarter of a mile away to the 2900 block of North Linder Avenue where someone called police, Alfaro said.
The man was taken to Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, Alfaro said.
Thursday afternoon, a 16-year-old girl and a 25-year-old man were shot in West Pullman. A 19-year-old was also shot in Englewood around 3:45 p.m. in a possibly gang-related shooting, police said.
Jeromy Ellis, 34, of the 7600 block of South Drexel Avenue was fatally shot in Chatham Thursday morning.