Gun Violence in Chicago: 15 People Shot In Six Hours


According to the Chicago Sun-Times Media Wire on March 19th:

Fifteen people were shot -- including one man who died -- all over the city Thursday night in just under six hours.

At 5:30 p.m. a 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm on the North Side in the 5000 block of North Kenmore Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala.

The boy did not suffer life threatening injuries and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Zala said.

At 6:37 p.m. a 19-year-old man playing basketball in Cole Park, 8500 S. King Dr., was shot after trying to break up a fight. He was taken to Jackson Park Hospital in good condition, police said.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the mid-section at 6:48 p.m. in the 4500 block of West Altgeld Street, according to Zala.

At 7:15 p.m. four men were shot in the 7700 block of South Loomis Boulevard, according to Zala.

Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said one 31-year-old man was taken in critical condition to John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County, one 19-year-old was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in an unidentified condition and a 24-year-old suffered a graze wound and was taken to Stroger.

A fourth man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the leg, Langford said.

At 7:20 p.m. two men were wounded in the 3200 block of West Crystal Street during a shooting, according to police. One suffered a gunshot wound to the head and the other suffered a gunshot wound to the knee and both were taken to Stroger, police said.

In the West Side’s Austin neighborhood at 8:40 p.m., a man in his 20s was shot and killed in the 5300 block of West Chicago Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

A spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said the unidentified man who was shot at 5355 W. Chicago Ave. was pronounced dead at 9:20 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital.

At 9:45 p.m. a 23-year-old man was shot at 5945 S. Rockwell Ave., police said. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital in good condition, police said.

At 10:50 p.m. -- only about a half of a mile from where the Chicago Avenue murder occurred -- two men, a boy and a female were wounded in another shooting.

Alfaro said police responded to the shooting in the 5400 block of West Iowa Street and found three males and a female wounded.

Langford said a 14-year-old and a 18-year-old -- both males -- who were both shot were taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 21-year-old man was also taken in critical condition to Loretto Hospital from the shooting while a fourth person was taken in good to fair condition to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, Langford said.
Belmont, Grand Central, Calumet and Wentworth Area detectives are investigating all shootings.


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