15 Shot in 12 Hours in Chicago
None of the shootings were fatal, and no one was in custody in connection with any of the incidents as of 6:30 a.m. Friday
15 people were shot in a 12 hour span, mainly on the South Side. One of those victims, a 66-year-old woman who suffered a stroke, was simply watching TV at a friend's house.
At least 15 people, including a 56-year-old woman, were wounded in shootings in Chicago between Thursday afternoon and early Friday morning, authorities said.
None of the shootings were fatal, and no one was in custody in connection with any of the incidents as of 6:30 a.m.
- A 25-year-old man walked into a Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his left hand early Friday. He said he was on the 7800 block of South South Shore Drive at about 4:10 a.m. when he heard gunfire and then felt pain.
- Two men, believed to be in their 20s, were shot at about 1:20 a.m. on the 300 block of East 136th Street, in the city's far south side Riverdale neighborhood. One of them, shot in the leg, was in stable condition. The other man's injuries were more serious. He took a bullet to the chest, police said.
- A 24-year-old man was shot at about 1:15 a.m. on the 4500 block of South Wabash Avenue. The victim was shot in the buttocks and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where he was listed in stable condition.
- A 1 a.m. shooting in the West Garfield Park neighborhood left a 25-year-old man injured. Police said he was walking in the 100 block of South Pulaski Road when a vehicle pulled up and someone from inside opened fire. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds to his arm and chest.
- One teen and two men were injured in a shooting on the 9500 block of South Woodlawn Avenue, in the city's Pullman neighborhood, at about 11:30 p.m. The two were standing on the sidewalk when a dark-colored sedan pulled up next to them and someone from inside opened fire, police said. A 16-year-old and a 23-year-old were both shot in the right thigh and both were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition, police said. Later, a 26-year-old man who was also wounded in the shooting was dropped off by friends at Advocate Trinity Hospital, police said. The man, who was shot in the thigh and back, was later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.
- Two men were injured in a shooting on the 1200 block of West Touhy Avenue at about 10:50 p.m. Authorities said the men, aged 36 and 37 years, were attending a BBQ in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said. The 37-year-old was shot several times and taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston in serious condition. The other man was shot in the leg and taken also taken to Saint Francis Hospital in stable condition, police said.
- A male and female -- ages unconfirmed by early Friday morning -- were injured in a shooting on the 10400 block of South Wentworth Avenue, in the city's far south side Roseland neighborhood, at about 9:20 p.m.
- A man told police he was walking on the sidewalk in the 11500 block of South Eggleston Avenue at about 8:40 p.m. when he heard shot and realized he'd been hit. He was driven by an acquaintance to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island where he was listed in good condition with a gunshot wound to the left hand, police said.
- A 20-year-old man said he was standing on the sidewalk in the 8200 block of South Coles Avenue at about 7:20 p.m.when a vehicle drove up and someone inside fired at him, police said. The man told police that he then felt pain and realized he had been shot in the leg. He was listed in good condition, police said. Hospital information was not immediately available.
- A 56-year-old woman was shot in the foot at about 5:15 p.m. while on the 0-100 block of East 100th Place, police said. She was taken to Roseland Community Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, authorities said.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday morning launched a new initiative that aims to quell the violence. The plan includes a partnership with urban radio personalities for a campaign called "Put the Guns Down."