3 Shootings, 5 Stabbings Since Friday Afternoon

Multiple shootings, stab wounds and a body found overnight

By AIxa Velez
|  Saturday, May 15, 2010  |  Updated 10:15 AM CDT
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Violence in Chicago spiked a bit beginning at 3 p.m Friday with five stabbings, three shootings and a body found in a car.

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Violence in Chicago spiked a bit beginning at 3 p.m Friday with five stabbings, three shootings and a body found in a car.

A 45-year-old man will never forget move-in day. While moving into an apartment in the 7700 block of South Wabash Avenue, the new tenant was approached by someone who demanded his cell phone, police said.  The robber fired off two shots at the man, striking him once in the right thigh.

An hour before that, a person was shot in the 5000 block of South Carpenter and taken in good condition to Resurrection Medical Center, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said.

An argument early Saturday morning ended in gunfire and sent one man to the hospital. A 20-year-old man arguing in the 800 block of North Karlov Avenue and the person he was arguing with shot him.  He was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

From 3 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday, at least five people were stabbed in Calumet Heights, Back of the Yards, Pilsen, Roscoe Village and suburban Oak Park.  None of the incidents were related, police said.

Also Friday, the body of a man was found in the backseat of a 2008 Dodge Charger. Police found the body wrapped in a bed sheet and duct taped in the Rogers Park neighborhood.

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