8 Shot In 80 Minutes

Violent night interrupts memorial service

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    Police were busy on the South SIde Wednesday night.

    In the span of 80 minutes, dozens of lives were forever altered when 8 people were shot on Chicago's South Side last night.  One woman died.

    Seven of the shootings happened within just 30 minutes.

    Police say one man opened fire on a group of people, killing a 21-year-old woman near 94th and South Burnside, just outside the campus of Chicago State University, during a gathering held in remembrance of Michael Johnson -- one of two Chicago men shot and killed early Wednesday outside a Calumet City bar.

    The group gathered for the memorial dove to the ground when an unknown gunman opened fire into the crowd.

    In separate shootings, a 16-year-old boy in the 7400 block of South Colfax Avenue “heard shots and felt pain,” then realized he'd been shot.  He was listed in "stable" condition Wednesday night.

    Shortly after that, an 18-year-old man and a 22-year-old man were shot at 6101 S. King Dr., authorities said.

    The 22-year-old was shot in the buttocks and the 18-year-old man was shot in the shoulder. Both were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in good condition.