At least 13 people have been wounded in shootings since midmorning Wednesday in Chicago, including six people wounded Wednesday night during a memorial for a woman killed earlier this week, authorities said.
The vigil was near the corner of St. Lawrence Avenue and 75th Street, with red heart-shaped balloons and a memorial poster hanging outside Chicago Wingz Around the World.
About 8:15 p.m., police responded to the corner and found multiple people shot inside a nearby storefront.
A 12-year-old girl was grazed in the head by a bullet and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital. Her condition was stabilized.
In addition, a 20-year-old woman was shot in the right leg and a 43-year-old woman was shot in the hand. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital and their conditions were stabilized.
A 16-year-old boy was shot in the neck and a 20-year-old woman was shot in the left leg and buttock. They were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
A 17-year-old boy was shot in the same incident. He got himself to Jackson Park Hospital with a gunshot wound to the right arm and his condition was stabilized.
All are expected to survive the shooting.
A crowd had been gathered earlier in the evening nearby for a vigil for Jamayah Fields, 20. Fields was killed early Monday near a West Garfield Park elementary school.
Someone attending the memorial was targeted by members of a rival gang, a source said.
After the shooting, Latoya Harris, 40, was standing near the crime scene trying to get ahold of a relative who runs the restaurant.
He wasn’t picking up the phone. She rushed to check local hospitals.
Two SWAT officers walked out from the crime scene, where a crowd of investigators gathered.
Community activist Jedidiah Brown said he also was told a memorial was happening at the restaurant. A gang found out about it on Facebook and targeted someone at the event, he said.
In a separate shooting just after 8:55 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Kedzie Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, a 21-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the back. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, according to a police media notification. The man was at a bus stop when someone came up to him on foot and fired shots, then ran off.
In other shootings:
–A 16-year-old boy was shot and seriously wounded in the Far South Side neighborhood of Golden Gate. At 10:25 p.m. he was standing on the street in the 400 block of East 133rd Street when someone fired shots from a nearby black car and he was shot in the stomach. He went to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
–About 8:55 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot at a bus stop in Chicago Lawn. He was with a friend and her children at the bus stop in the 6200 block of South Kedzie Avenue when someone walked up and fired shots, hitting him in the back. He went to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition. The victim is not affiliated with a street gang and has no serious criminal history, a law enforcement source said. A gun was recovered near the crime scene.
–An 18-year-old man was shot about 7:40 p.m. in the 2800 block of North Troy Street in the Logan Square neighborhood. Someone went up to the man and announced a robbery, and the man was shot during a struggle, according to police. The robber made off with the victim’s property, and the man went Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
–In the Burnside neighborhood, a 26-year-old man was shot about 6:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of East 95th Street when an assailant walked up to him and fired, hitting him in both legs and the chest, police said. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, where his condition was serious. The shooting was about two blocks from the scene of a homicide on Tuesday.
–About 5:15 p.m. a 20 year-old man was shot in the leg in the 300 block of North Central Avenue in the Austin neighborhood. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
–Just before 3:55 p.m., a person who told authorities he was shot in the 5200 block of South Rockwell Street in the Gage Park neighborhood was dropped off at Holy Cross Hospital, authorities said. Police later determined he was shot in the 2500 block of West 53rd Street. The victim, an 18-year-old man, was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital.
–About 8:45 a.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the knee in the 900 block of North Monticello Avenue in the city’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. According to preliminary reports, the man was standing outside when a gray sedan pulled up, someone got out and fired a weapon in his direction. The gunman then got back in the vehicle and fled north on Monticello, police said. The man was in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
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