Twelve people were shot over 12 hours in Chicago on Thursday, including five people wounded on a block in the Austin neighborhood where six people had been shot last weekend, according to police.
There was also an exchange of gunfire between a Chicago police officer and a suspect at a park on the Near South Side on Thursday night that killed the man and wounded the cop in the leg. The officer was expected to survive. Officers on bike patrol confronted the man in the Prairie District neighborhood after he was seen “acting erratically” at the park, police said.
In the Austin shooting, two women and three men were standing on the sidewalk in the first block of South Leamington Avenue around 9:30 p.m. when someone in a gray sedan fired shots, police said.
A 23-year-old man was shot in the ankle, and a 23-year-old woman was shot in the left foot. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital, police said.
A 24-year-old man was shot in both ankles and the forearm, and a 22-year-old man was grazed in both knees, police said. Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. A 20-year-old woman went to Loretto Hospital with a graze wound to her right arm. The conditions of all five people were stabilized, police said.
Six people were shot on the same block over the weekend in three separate attacks.
About 9:15 p.m. Thursday on the South Side, a 29-year-old man was shot and killed in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 6700 block of South Chappel Avenue when someone walked up and fired, hitting him in the chest.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead.
–About 10:15 p.m., two people were shot in the West Elsdon neighborhood on the Southwest Side. A 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman were on the sidewalk in the 5400 block of South Kostner Avenue when they were hit by gunfire. The man had been shot in shot in both legs and the woman was grazed in the right thigh. They went to MacNeal Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized.
–At 9:10 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the back in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was in the 3600 block of South Cottage Grove Avenue when someone shot him in the back. He went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and his condition was stabilized.
–At 6:20 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the 3900 block of South Rockwell Avenue in the Brighton Park neighborhood. He was shot in the side of the body by someone on foot, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and his condition was stabilized.
–At 4:30 p.m., a 24-year-old woman was grazed by a bullet in East Garfield Park. She was sitting in front of a residence in the 700 block of North Harding Avenue when someone fired shots from a nearby vehicle. She went to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center with a graze wound to the hand. She was listed in good condition.
–A 28-year-old man was critically wounded in a West Side shooting about 11:30 a.m. in Austin. Officers responded to a call of a person shot in the 1100 block of North Lockwood Avenue and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds lying in a parkway, police said. Witnesses said a vehicle pulled up, a gunman exited and fired shots. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
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