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Two Shot in South Side Restaurant Among Eight Injured, One Dead Overnight

By Mina Bloom | December 28, 2014 8:59am
  The fatal shooting happened in Austin around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
The fatal shooting happened in Austin around 5:30 a.m. Sunday.
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CHICAGO — At least eight people were injured and one person was killed by gunfire across the city since Saturday evening.

Around 5: 30 a.m. Sunday, police found a man shot dead in a car in Austin.

• Around 3:10 a.m., two men were shot in a fast food restaurant in Bronzeville.

The men, ages 27 and 32, were inside the restaurant in the 100 block of East 51st Street when someone came in and opened fire, according to Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago police spokeswoman.

The 27-year-old was shot multiple times in his chest, arms and hip. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he is listed in serious condition.

The 32-year-old sustained two gunshot wounds in his right leg. He was also taken to Stroger, where his condition stabilized.

• About 2 a.m., someone shot a man in Morgan Park.

The 32-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk in the 11200 block of South Halsted Street when someone came up to him and fired shots, Sedevic said.

He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital with a graze wound to his right shoulder. His condition has stabilized, Sedevic said.

• About 15 minutes earlier, a 23-year-old man was hurt in a drive-by shooting in University Village.

Around 1:45 a.m., the man was standing on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of North Washburne Avenue when a white sedan drove by and someone inside fired shots, Sedevic said.

He was taken to UIC Hospital with a gunshot wound in his upper left arm, she said. His condition had stabilized.

• Around 1:25 a.m., someone shot a 35-year-old man in West Town.

He was walking on the sidewalk in the 1300 block of West Randolph Street when two men came up to him and opened fire, striking him in his left thigh, Sedevic said.

The man took himself to UIC Hospital, but he is likely to be transferred to Stroger, Sedevic said.

He condition had stabilized.

• Two people were shot around 12:40 a.m. in Fuller Park on the South Side.

The victims, ages 22 and 27, were sitting in a car in the 4400 block of South Shields Avenue when a grey van pulled up and someone inside opened fire, striking the 22-year-old man in his left shoulder and the 27-year-old man in his lower left leg, according to Sedevic. 

The 22-year-old was taken to Stroger Hospital, while the 27-year-old was taken to Mercy Hospital. Both their conditions had stabilized.

• Earlier Saturday evening around 8:35 p.m., a man was seriously injured in a possible drive-by in Grand Crossing, police said.

Someone shot the 25-year-old man in the 1500 block of East 73rd Place, striking him in his head, Sedevic said.

He was transported to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. 

Police said no one is in custody for the shootings, and that detectives are investigating each incident.

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