7 injured in separate Chicago shootings Monday

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - At least seven people were injured in separate Chicago shootings within a 10-hour span Monday.

Most recently, a 16-year-old girl was injured in a Brighton Park neighborhood shooting on the Southwest Side. She was walking on the sidewalk in the 3700 block of South Albany about 10:45 p.m. when a gunman got out of a dark-colored car and fired shots at her, according to Chicago Police. The girl suffered a gunshot wound to the abdomen and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where her condition was stabilized.

About five minutes earlier in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, a man was shot during an attempted robbery. The man, 35, was in the 4200 block of West Van Buren at 10:40 p.m. when two males walked up, displayed a gun and tried to rob him, police said. One of them shot him in the upper right leg and they ran off without taking anything. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

About 7:50 p.m., a 19-year-old man was shot in the back in the South Shore neighborhood’s 2600 bock of East 74th Place, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

At that same time, a man was shot in the leg in the Lawndale neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The 20-year-old, who was not cooperating with investigators, was shot about 7:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of South Tripp, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.

Earlier Monday evening, a man was critically wounded in a shooting in the Portage Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. About 6 p.m., the 24-year-old was walking in the 5600 block of West Byron when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the back, police said. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in critical condition. A police source said the man is a documented gang member.

Less than an hour earlier, another man was critically wounded in a Belmont Cragin neighborhood shooting on the Northwest Side. The man, 40, was outside in the 6600 block of West Fullerton at 5:22 p.m. when he was shot in the upper leg, police said. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood in critical condition. A police source said the man may have been shot during a narcotics transaction.

Monday’s first shooting happened at 1:35 p.m. in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. A 25-year-old man was shot in the leg and was taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where his condition stabilized. A police source said he is a documented gang member.

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