Twenty-three people have been shot in separate incidents throughout the city since 5 p.m.Tuesday, Chicago police said.
Two people were said to be in serious condition after a shooting in the 2300 block of West Washington Street around 8 p.m.
About a half hour earlier, two women were said to be in critical condition in a shooting in the 4400 block of North Racine Avenue, in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. Police said one of the women was shot in the back and the other was shot in the knee. A man was shot in the leg.
The shooting was a drive-by, police said, adding that they're looking for a white Ford Taurus with two male occupants. The shooting was potentially gang-related.
About two hours before that, four teens were shot in the 600 block of South Rockwell Avenue.
Officer Veejay Zala said one was shot in his right knee, another was shot in his right hand and the other two were shot in their right foot and right thigh.
A fire department spokesperson said two were taken in stable condition to Holy Cross Hospital and one was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn. Another male was taken in stable condition to Saint Bernard Hospital.
The shooting was a possible gang-related drive-by, Zala said.
At about the same time, a man and a woman were struck by bullets in the 3800 block of West Augusta Boulevard. The woman was shot in the buttocks and taken to a hospital. The man was grazed and refused treatment.
At about 5 p.m., a 15-year-old boy was near Gresham Elementary School, in the 8500 block of South Peoria Street, when he was shot. The teen was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital for treatment, said Zala.