At least 12 people have been wounded in separate shootings since Monday morning in Chicago, including three police officers, authorities said.
The three police officers were shot and the person who shot them was killed about 9:45 p.m., police said. All officers are expected to survive. That happened in the 3700 block of West Polk Street.
The most recent shooting happened in the Little Village neighborhood about 2:25 a.m. A man standing in the 3000 block of South Komensky Avenue was shot in the right arm and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
Earlier, about 10 p.m., a 55-year-old man crossing the street in the 1200 block of West 74th Street was shot in the back. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition had been stabilized.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the foot in the 3300 block of South Hoyne Avenue in the McKinley Park neighborhood about 5:53 p.m., said Officer Kevin Quaid, a Chicago police spokesman. The boy was in an alley when a gray four-door vehicle drove up and someone fired shots, hitting him. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
About 4:20 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Federal Street, in the area of Robert Taylor Park, a 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the left foot and a graze wound to his left shin, Quaid said. The man went to the University of Chicago medical center for treatment, and when he spoke to police, he originally told them that he was shot in the 4900 block of South Wabash Avenue. Eventually, the man told police he was shot while playing basketball at the location on Federal. It was believed the man’s injuries may have been accidentally self-inflicted.
The latest shooting happened about 3:54 p.m. in the 800 block of South California Avenue in the city’s Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, Quaid said. According to police reports, a 19-year-old man was driving in the 800 block of South California Avenue when he felt pain and realized he was shot, Quaid said. The victim then drove to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right shoulder blade. His condition was stabilized at the hospital, police said.
About 3:23 p.m., another person was shot in the 8300 block of South Winchester Avenue in the city’s Gresham neighborhood, Quaid said. According to preliminary reports, a male victim, whose age was not available, suffered wounds to the buttocks, Quaid said. There was no information immediately available about where he was taken for treatment.
About 1:15 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the 6600 block of South Damen Avenue in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood, Quaid said. According to preliminary reports, the victim had been involved in a fight with four people before he was shot in the left arm, Quaid said. The man drove himself to Holy Cross Hospital, and was eventually taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where his condition was stabilized.
Earlier Monday, a 37-year-old man was shot in the city’s Washington Heights neighborhood. That shooting happened about 9:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of West 99th Street, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago police spokeswoman. Details were scarce, but the man suffered a graze wound to the head. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, Lemmon said.
Police were investigating.
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