At least 14 people were shot in Chicago over 10 hours Tuesday afternoon through early Wednesday, pushing the number of gun victims in the city this year to more than 2,200, including at least 21 children 13 and younger.
Among those shot Tuesday was 6-year-old Tacarra Morgan, who was seriously wounded in the abdomen while sitting on her porch in West Englewood with her mother and grandmother. Police said two volleys of gunfire erupted as three cars drove down the 6000 block of South Paulina Street around 1 p.m.
Tacarra was listed in critical but stable condition Tuesday evening at Comer Children’s Hospital. Police said the shooting may have been sparked by feuding factions of the Gangster Disciples. They reported no one in custody.
The girl was the fifth child 13 or under to be shot in Chicago this month, according to data kept by the Tribune. Last year, at least 42 children in that age range were among the more than 2,900 people shot in the city.
About five hours later, on the South Side, a 38-year-old man was shot to death in the South Shore neighborhood around 6:40 p.m. The man was in the 6700 block of South East End Avenue when someone shot him in the chest, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.
The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
A shooting on the same block about five hours later, at 11:55 p.m., wounded a 33-year-old man in the left leg, police said. The man was standing on the sidewalk when he was hit. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition, police said.
Around 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, an 18-year-old man was wounded in another shooting in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.
The man was walking on a sidewalk in the 2000 block of East 71st Street when several people approached him and someone fired shots. He was hit in the left leg and managed to get to Jackson Park Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
In other shootings:
–At 2:05 a.m., a 23-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. The man was walking on the sidewalk in the 3800 block of West Chicago Avenue when two attackers walked up to him and fired shots. He was hit in the right arm, right leg and right side and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
–Around 12:40 a.m., a 37-year-old woman was wounded in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. Officers found the woman with a gunshot wound to the right buttock in the 3200 block of West 62nd Street. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, then transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, police said.
–Around 12:25 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot in the head in the West Rogers Park, police said. The man was a passenger in a vehicle traveling east in the 2300 block of West Arthur Avenue when two attackers fired shots from the sidewalk. The man was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
–Around 11:55 p.m. Tuesday, a 22-year-old man was wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. Officers responded to a call of gunfire in the 3700 block of West Ferdinand Street and discovered the man inside a nearby business. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a wound to the left leg and was listed in good condition, police said.
–Around 10:15 p.m., a 39-year-old man was wounded in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said. The man was sitting on the porch of a home in the 7300 block of South University Avenue when someone in a passing white SUV fired shots, striking him in the leg. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and was listed in good condition, police said.
–Around 10:05 p.m., a 31-year-old woman walked into Roseland Community Hospital after she was wounded in the Roseland neighborhood, police said. The woman was sitting in a vehicle in the first block of West 110th Place when attackers in dark clothing emerged from a gangway and fired, hitting her in the right shoulder. The woman was listed in good condition, police said.
–Around 7:30 p.m., a 20-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the Austin neighborhood, police said. The man was in a car traveling south in the 200 block of South Central Avenue when he was hit in the arm and back. The car crashed into a light pole, and the man was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
–Around 7:20 p.m., a 26-year-old woman was wounded in a shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said. The woman was inside a vehicle traveling east in the 4400 block of West Lake Street when someone in a blue van fired shots, hitting her in the shoulder. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.
–About 4:40 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot in the upper left leg in the 200 block of North Laramie Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, said Officer Kevin Quaid, a police spokesman. The boy was standing on a corner when someone on foot fired shots, hitting him. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition.
–About 3:45 p.m., a 38-year-old man was shot in the left leg in the 5700 block of South Bishop Street in the Englewood neighborhood. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized, police said. Quaid said the 38-year-old was sitting in a vehicle when he began arguing with a group of males who were on foot. One of them began firing and hit the man.
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