Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Overnight in Rahmaland: Six People Shot In One Hour…

The Chicago Tribune reports:
At least seven people were shot across the city Monday night, including six shot within an hour, officials said.

About 6:15 p.m., someone shot a 21-year-old man and a 53-year-old woman in the 1300 block of West Washburn Avenue in the city's University Village neighborhood, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss said.

The woman suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken in good condition to the University of Illinois Medical Center at Chicago, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said. The 21-year-old man was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Langford said.

In a separate shooting at 6:12 p.m. in the 1300 block of South Loomis Street, a 23-year-old man was shot and critically wounded, said Langford. The man was also taken in critical condition to Stroger. Police said the shots may have come from a passing vehicle.

About 6:20 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, a 17-year-old boy apparently accidentally shot himself in the groin and thigh in the 11600 block of South Wentworth Avenue, police said. The teenager was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition had stabilized, Langford said.

At 6:47 p.m., a 13-year-old boy was shot in the foot in the 7500 block of South Ingleside Avenue,  Langford said. The child was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, he said.

At 7:13 p.m., a person was shot in the arm in the 7200 block of South Wabash Avenue and was taken in good condition to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, Langford said.

A 17-year-old boy walked into West Suburban Medical Center about 8:40 p.m. after being shot in the wrist, authorities said. Police believe the boy, who was listed in good condition, was shot in the 5500 block of West Potomac Avenue.

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