Four Wounded in Uptown Shooting

Shooting happened just before 6 p.m. near North Sheridan Road and West Wilson Avenue

Saturday, Dec 10, 2011  |  Updated 11:24 AM CDT
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Shooting happened just before 6 p.m. near North Sheridan Road and West Wilson Avenue.

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Four men were wounded – three critically – during a Friday night drive-by shooting in the Uptown neighborhood.

The shooting happened just before 6 p.m. near North Sheridan Road and West Wilson Avenue when shots were fired from a red vehicle traveling east on Wilson Avenue, which then fled south on Sheridan Round, police News Affairs Officer Ronald Gaines said.

The wounded were a 21-year-old shot multiple times and a 20-year-old shot in the side, both taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, and an 18-year-old hit in the thigh and a 35-year-old shot in the hand, foot and thigh, who were both taken to Saint Francis Hospital, Gaines said. He did not know their conditions.

The fire department said paramedics took three men to hospitals in critical condition. Two of the men were taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston and the third was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

The CTA rerouted the Sheridan (No. 151), Wilson/Michigan Express (No. 145) and Montrose (No. 78) buses in both directions because of police activity.

Belmont Area detectives are investigating, but nobody was in custody early Saturday.
 

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