At least six people were wounded in seperate shootings across Chicago since Thursday morning, including a 50-year-old man who was shot while walking his dog in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said.
The man was with his dog in the 1800 block of West 19th Street when a gunman approached and opened fire, striking the man in the stomach and leg about 10:18 p.m., police said.
The man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition, police News Affairs officials said, adding that dog was not injured.
About 6:30 p.m., a man was shot in the 700 block of West 50th Place, police said. The 21-year-old man was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition.
Earlier, a 28-year-old man was shot in the back about 4:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Springfield Avenue, police said. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital.
About 1:40 p.m., two people were shot in the 7100 block of South Artesian Avenue, police said. A male was shot in the leg and a female suffered a graze wound to the foot. Both were taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital. Ages for the two victims were not immediately available.
About 9:45 a.m., a 62-year-old man was shot at North Ashland Avenue and West Warren Boulevard when he heard shots and hit the ground for cover, police said. He suffered a graze wound to the head and was taken to Rush University Medical Center in good condition.
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