Several Hurt in Overnight Shootings

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Kirk Weddle

    At least six people were injured in separate shootings beginning at 9 p.m. Friday night.

    In one, detectives said they're questioning "persons of interest" in connection with the shooting of three people in the Englewood neighborhood.

    The shooter fired shots from a vehicle and then shot at officers before crashing.

    Three shooting victims, all males, were injured shortly before 9:20 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Paulina Street, said police spokesman Ronald Gaines.

    Somebody inside the vehicle then apparently fired shots at officers -- who did not return fire -- before the vehicle crashed nearby, police said.

    Police said three men in their early-20s were initially hospitalized in critical condition with multiple gunshot wounds. Two people were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and one was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

    One of the men remained in serious condition and the other two were in good condition early Saturday, police said.

    One person inside the vehicle was taken to Stroger Hospital after the crash, police said. No officers were injured.

    Man Shot in the Face

    A man was shot in the face in the Englewood neighborhood early Saturday on the South Side.

    The 18-year-old man was standing on the sidewalk with a group of males in the 2000 block of West 68th Street when a dark-colored vehicle drove pass about 12:35 a.m. and somebody inside opened fire at the group, police said.

    The man was shot in the face, police said. Hospital information was not immediately available.

    Nobody else was injured, according to police.

    Man, Woman Shot on a Porch

    The 25-year-old man and 21-year-old woman were standing on a porch in the 6600 block of South Champlain Avenue when shots were fired about 2:20 a.m., police said.

    The man was shot in the neck and was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police said. The woman shot in the foot and buttocks and was in “stable” condition to Stroger Hospital.