At least 14 people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago so far this weekend.
The weekend’s latest shooting left a teenage bystander wounded in East Garfield Park on the West Side.
The 17-year-old boy was walking about 4:30 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Ohio Street when someone in a vehicle drove by and fired shots at a nearby group of people, Chicago police said. Someone in the group returned fire, and the boy was caught in the crossfire, taking a bullet to the chest.
He was brought to Mt. Sinai Hospital in good condition, police said.
Hours earlier, four people were wounded, two critically, in Austin on the West Side.
The group was standing outside about 12:10 p.m. when someone fired shots at them in the 500 block of North Leamington Avenue, Chicago police said.
One man, 64, was struck in the leg, and another, 54, was struck in the thigh, police said. Both were taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical condition. A third man, 42, was grazed on the back and treated at the scene.
A fourth victim later showed up at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and was listed in good condition, police said.
Early Saturday morning, a man was critically wounded in a shooting in the South Shore neighborhood.
The 21-year-old was standing outside about 1:45 a.m. in the 7000 block of South Jeffery Boulevard when he heard shots and felt pain, police said. He suffered one gunshot wound to the groin and was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition.
Less than an hour earlier, a 25-year-old man was shot in Bronzeville on the South Side.
He was walking outside about 12:50 a.m. in the 800 block of East Oakwood Boulevard when a black sedan pulled up alongside him with three people inside, police said. One of the people inside the sedan began shooting and struck him in the hand. He was transported to Mercy Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Another 25-year old was hurt in a drive-by shooting about the same time in Oakland on the South Side.
About 12:50 a.m., the man was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 3800 block of South Langley Avenue when a white Jeep drove by him and began firing shots, Chicago police said. He was shot in the leg and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition was stabilized.
Just after midnight, a 56-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in South Shore.
He was exiting his vehicle about 12:10 a.m. in the 7200 block of South Coles Avenue when a person approached him and fired shots before fleeing the scene, police said. The man was shot in the stomach and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition, police said.
In the weekend’s earliest reported shooting, a man was shot Friday evening in East Garfield Park on the West Side.
The man, 22, heard shots and felt pain about 6:55 p.m. in the 3300 block of West Ohio Street, Chicago police said. He was taken to Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks and was listed in fair condition.
At least four other people have been wounded in citywide shootings since 5 p.m. Friday.
Twenty people were shot, four fatally, last weekend in Chicago.