Bronzeville Block Site of 2 Shootings in 2 Days

Two men were shot in the same spot as two others were wounded about 14 hours earlier

By Charlie Wojciechowski and Lauren Petty
|  Friday, Aug 24, 2012  |  Updated 1:44 PM CDT
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Chicago Block Site of 2 Shootings in 2 Days

Charlie Wojciechowski

Police said 17 shots were fired just before noon Friday in a drive-by on the 600 block of East 37th Street in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood.

Following a bloody Chicago night that left 19 people hurt in at least seven shootings, two men were shot Friday in the same spot as two others were wounded about 14 hours earlier.

Police said 17 shots were fired just before noon in a drive-by on the 600 block of East 37th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Two were struck, and one man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in an unknown condition.

Two men were shot around 9:30 p.m. Thursday on the same block near the Ida B. Wells Homes. One man was shot in the arm, the other in the head.
 
It was one of several incidents in an eight-hour span starting around 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Eight victims, mostly teenagers, were struck in a drive-by shooting around 9:15 p.m. Police were patrolling the area when they heard the gunfire at 79th Street and South Essex Avenue.

Two 14-year-old boys, a 15 year-old boy, two 16-year-old boys and a 19-year-old woman were taken to area hospitals in fair to serious condition. A 28-year-old male was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

An investigation led police to a nearby motel at 81st Street and Stony Island Avenue. A squad team was called as police thought the shooter had barricaded themself in a room.

Nobody was inside, and no one was taken into custody.

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