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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Chicago's Gun-Gang Crisis On The Rise In 2010

Six Wounded In Shootings On South, West Sides

At least six men were shot -- four on the West Side -- Friday night and early Saturday.

At 8:24 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man standing in the 4800 block of West Jackson Boulevard was shot in the upper arm and taken in good condition to Loretto Hospital, police said.

At 9:54 p.m. Saturday, a man was shot in the leg during a robbery in the 4000 block of West Lexington Street, police said.

On the South Side, two gunmen exited a dark colored van and shot a 25-year-old man standing in the street in the 8300 block of South Justine Street about 10:15 p.m., police said. He was taken in stable condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

At 11:08 p.m., a man was shot in the 11100 block of South Racine Avenue, police said. He was taken in good condition to Christ Medical Center.

The shooting continued on the West Side early Saturday. At 2:21 a.m., a man in his 30s was shot multiple times in the 4800 block of West Gladys Avenue and was taken in serious condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

Ten minutes later, a 25-year-old man was shot in the 2200 block of West Race Avenue and was taken in an unidentified condition to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen area, police said.

Nobody is in custody for any of the shootings.

One dead, Two Wounded In West Side Shootings

One man was killed and two other people critically wounded in shootings on the West Side on Wednesday morning.

At 8:22 a.m. Fire Department personnel took two people to hospitals in serious to critical condition from a shooting at Polk and Pulaski, according to Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado. One was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County and the other to Mount Sinai Hospital.

At 8:30 a.m. paramedics took one person, also listed in serious to critical condition, to Mount Sinai from a shooting on the 4000 block of West Lexington, Rosado said.

Police News Affairs Officer Michael Sullivan said three people were shot near Polk and Pulaski.

One of the victims taken to Mount Sinai, a 50-year-old man, died at the hospital at 8:44 a.m., according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.

The two shooting scenes are less than a block apart, the first about a half-block from Daniel Webster Elementary School at 4055 W. Arthington.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating.

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Sources: Chicago Sun Times, Youtube, Google Maps

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