Two men and three teenage boys were wounded in shootings Monday, raising the Memorial Day weekend toll from gun violence to at least 58 people shot, four of them fatally.
Monday morning, two men and one boy were wounded in two drive-by shootings in the Austin and West Garfield Park neighborhoods, said Officer Bari Lemmon, a Chicago police spokeswoman.
The first drive-by happened about 10:35 a.m. in the 4800 block of West Monroe Street. Reports indicated a 17-year-old boy was outside when a black SUV drove by and someone fired shots, striking him twice in the hip, Lemmon said.
The boy was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in fair condition.
The second drive-by happened about 10:45 a.m. in the 3800 block of West Gladys Avenue, Lemmon said.
According to preliminary reports, someone in a black Nissan fired at two men, ages 28 and 21. The older man suffered a wound to his lower back and was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital. The younger man was shot in the left elbow, and was taken to Mount Sinai, where his condition was stabilized, Lemmon said.
Police believe both West Side shootings were gang-related.
In other shootings:
–A 17-year-old boy was shot in the 3600 block of West 30th Street in the Little Village neighborhood about 5:26 p.m., police said. The boy was shot in the hand by a known male attacker who fired from across the street, police said. The boy was taken to St. Anthony Hospital in good condition.
–About 3:55 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot in the city’s Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. That shooting happened in the 6700 block of South Sangamon Street, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a Chicago police spokesman. The boy was outside when he heard shots and soon after felt pain, according to preliminary information. He was taken with a gunshot wound to the back to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was stabilized, Quaid said.
Over the weekend, police officials said they would step up their presence in or near the Harrison District on the West Side where the majority of this weekend’s shootings have occurred.
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