(CHICAGO) At least seven people have been hurt in gun violence across the city since Friday afternoon, police said.
The most recent incident happened early Saturday, about 2:30 a.m., when two men were critically hurt in a gang-related shooting in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood, police said.
The men were riding in a car in the 4000 block of West Montrose Avenue when another vehicle pulled up alongside and opened fire, said a police News Affairs official. One of the men, age 21, was struck in the back, the other, a 23-year-old, suffered a gunshot wound to the ear. Both are in critical condition.
About 12:17 a.m., two other men were shot in the Southwest Side Brighton Park neighborhood, in the 3800 block of South California Avenue, police said. Both were taken in gold-colored Honda to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said
Earlier, about 9:20 p.m. Friday, bullets grazed an 18-year-old woman in the back in the 4600 block of North Malden Street in the Uptown neighborhood, police said. Her condition is not known.
Several hours before in the same neighborhood, a 21-year-old man was shot in the buttocks, police said. He was shot about 5:35 p.m. in the 4700 block of North Sheridan Road and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in “stable” condition.
The weekend’s first shooting happened about 3:45 p.m. Friday, leaving a motorist shot in the chin in the 1000 block of West 47th Street, police said. He was driving westbound in the Southwest Side Back of the Yards when a gunman started firing.
The man, 58, drove home and called police. He was listed in “stable” condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.
No one has been arrested in connection with any of the shootings as of Saturday morning.
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