CHICAGO — Chicago Police officers were busy Friday night responding to calls for at least 16 people shot across the city, according to police. This was after six people were wounded earlier Friday afternoon and evening.
In the only fatality, a 24-year-old man was found shot dead in University Village, police said.
The most recent shooting occurred early Saturday morning in Wicker Park, according to Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.
Around 5:19 a.m. an 18-year-old woman was walking along the 1700 block of North Western Avenue with another man when she heard gunfire and felt pain, realizing she'd been shot in her right shoulder.
The woman was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where Estrada said she was listed in fair condition.
Earlier confirmed reports of shootings include:
• A 33-year-old man was shot around 3:25 a.m. in the 200 block of East 120th Street in West Pullman, police said. The man was walking on the sidewalk when someone in a dark-colored car drove past him and fired shots, striking the man in his buttocks, according to police. He was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in fair condition, Estrada said.
• Two men, ages 21 and 24, were shot around 2:55 a.m. in the 8800 block of South Princeton Avenue in Roseland, Estrada said. The men were standing on the street when a man they didn't know walked up to them and fired shots.
The 24-year-old man was shot in his left forearm and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, while the other man took himself to St. Bernard Hospital with a gunshot injury to his ankle, according to police.
• In East Garfield Park, a 29-year-old man was walking on the sidewalk around 1:20 a.m. in the 100 block of South California Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain in his right buttocks, Estrada said. The man took himself to Rush University Medical Center where he was listed in fair condition.
• A few minutes earlier in the same neighborhood, two men were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the 3600 block of West Polk Street, police said.
Estrada said a 22-year-old man was standing outside when someone in a dark-colored sedan drove past him and opened fire. He was shot in his head and taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, while another man, 23, took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital with a bullet graze to his left thigh.
• A man and a woman were shot in the Austin neighborhood around 12:15 a.m. in the 100 block of South Leamington Avenue, according to Estrada.
The 38-year-old man and 24-year-old woman were standing outside on the street when a man got out of an SUV (unknown make or color) and opened fire, striking each person in the right foot, Estrada said. The duo was taken to West Suburban Medical Center where they were listed in fair condition.
• Also at 12:15 a.m., a 58-year-old woman was shot in the 200 block of West 38th Place in Armour Square, according to police. The woman was walking on the sidewalk when she heard the sound of shots and felt pain, Estrada said. The woman was shot in her right calf and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she was listed in fair condition.
• A 25-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in his head around 10:50 p.m. in Englewood, police said. According to Estrada, the man was standing outside in the 7400 block of South Wentworth Avenue when he heard numerous shots ring out and realized he'd been shot. He was taken to Stroger Hospital where he remained in critical condition as of Saturday morning, police said.
• At 10:40 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the 6700 block of South Cornell Avenue in South Shore, police said. The man was walking when he heard shots and felt pain in his lower back. He walked to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was in fair condition, Estrada said.
Police said the man is a documented gang member.
• At 9:50 p.m. a 30-year-old man was shot in the 11900 block of South Wallace Street in West Pullman, according to police. The man was standing on the sidewalk at 9:50 p.m. when a man fired shots in his direction from a nearby alley, striking the man in his ankle. He was taken to Christ Hospital in fair condition, Estrada said.
• Two men, ages 24 and 28, were shot around 7:25 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Bell Avenue in Chicago Lawn. According to Estrada, the two men driving separate vehicles when shots were fired, striking each.
The 24-year-old was shot in his arm and taken to Holy Cross Hospital, and the other man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his leg. While investigating, police are looking into the possibility that the victims may have been enemies and shot at each other, Estrada said.
No one is in custody for any of the shootings.
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