All three neighborhoods have seen more shootings from this time last year, the steepest rise in the 1st District that covers the Loop: 76%. The 18th District, which covers Near North, has reported 20% more shootings from a year ago. The 19th District is up 6%.
Across the city, shootings are up 9% and homicides up 3% from a year ago.
The burst of shootings early Friday followed a violent end of the day Thursday when there were 11 attacks over seven hours.
Among the attacks overnight:
At 11:45 p.m. Thursday, a man was shot and killed while fighting with someone in a grocery store parking lot in the 1300 block of South Canal Street, police said. An hour earlier, about a block away in the 1400 block of South Canal Street, a 19-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting.
At 12:30 a.m. Friday, a man was shot and wounded while riding in a car on Lake Shore Drive near Fullerton Avenue, police said.
Around 12:45 a.m., a 15-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded while riding in a car on the Northwest Side.
At 2:20 a.m., three men were shot and wounded near Clark and Division streets.
At 4 a.m., a man was shot and killed on Milwaukee Avenue near Kedzie Avenue.