6 Wounded in Overnight Shootings Across the City

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012  |  Updated 11:59 AM CDT
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6 Wounded in Overnight Shootings

Six people were wounded overnight in separate shootings across Chicago that began Friday night.

Friday night, a 22-year-old man walked into John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to the hand, police said.

The man, who is 22 years old, told police he was shot near the intersection of North Central Avenue and West Hirsch Street, said police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala, citing preliminary information.

The man walked into Stroger about 8:05 p.m., Zala said. Further details were not immediately available.

Saturday, a man was shot around 1:21 a.m. while sitting on the front porch of a Southwest Side home in the 7200 block of South Artesian Avenue, police said.

He was taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital with a graze wounds to the head and legs.

Shortly after that shooting, a 20-year-old man was shot while driving on the West Side. The man was stopped at a stop sign in the 2300 block of West 21st Street at 1:41 a.m. when some unknown males threw a bottle at the car, police said. When the car pulled away from the intersection someone opened fire on the car, striking the victim in the arm, said police.

He was shot in the shoulder and drove himself to St. Mary's Hospital where he was listed in "stable" condition.

At 2:26 a.m. on the Southwest Side, a 27-year-old man was shot in the arm while standing outside with a group of males. The group was standing in the 5600 block of South Sacramento Avenue when a male approached the group, exchanged words and began shooting, police said.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in "stable" condition.

About an hour later on West Side, a man was shot in the head. The shooting occurred at 3:35 a.m. in the 2800 block of West 22nd Place, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

A man was shot in the back around 7:45 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Ashland Avenue, according to police.

Police did not immediately have any details on the shooting other than the victim was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. His exact condition was unknown but according to unconfirmed dispatch reports the victim, who suffered gunshot wounds to his lower back and left elbow, was talking.

Police are investigating.

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