13 shot in Chicago : paramedics duck gunfire. At least people 13 were shot and wounded in shootings throughout the city since Friday afternoon, including two in a shootout witnessed by a passing ambulance.
Three to five people were wounded during a Friday evening shooting in the West Englewood, authorities said.
The shooting happened about 6:50 p.m. in the 1700 block of West 59th Street. Paramedics took one man with multiple gunshot wounds to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition and another man to Holy Cross Hospital in good to fair condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Juan Hernandez said. Police said both of those men were in their 20s.
Two teenage boys were also shot yesterday in separate incidents in the Cragin and South Shore neighborhoods.
One of the boys “was standing on the street in the 5000 block of West Henderson about 3:30 p.m. when a group of boys or men in a white SUV drove up.”
The SUV stopped, and at least one person got out and shot at the boy, hitting him in the leg, said News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien. The SUV may have been a Chevrolet Blazer, O’Brien said, citing preliminary information.
The boy was believed to have shouted out slogans for a gang he belongs to as the SUV drove up, and those in the SUV belonged to a rival gang and shot him after he shouted the slogans, a police source said.
Three people were shot at around 7 p.m. in West Englewood, a man sustained multiple gunshot wounds at 8:18 p.m. in Gage Park and is in stable condition, and a 25-year-old with a gunshot wound to his ankle walked into West Suburban Medical Center. Two others were shot in their legs about 4:02 a.m. in Little Village, and the Tribune reports that an “upside down crown — a gang symbol inverted and meant to show disrespect — was painted on a dumpster across from where the two were shot. Police said both men were gang members who did not cooperate with investigators.”