CHICAGO (SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) - A 6-year-old girl was among 11 people shot across Chicago within seven hours Monday night.
The girl was critically wounded Monday night in a shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side.
About 8:10 p.m., she was outside of a home during a party in the 2100 block of North Bingham when a vehicle drove up and someone inside started shooting, according to Chicago Police. One resident said the girl lived on the block where the shooting occurred.
She suffered a gunshot wound to the back and a relative drove her to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center. She was later transferred to Stroger Hospital, where she was in critical condition, police said.
Neighbors said they heard between eight to 10 shots in about 15 seconds.
Most recently, an 18-year-old man was shot in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side. He was standing in an alley about 11:20 p.m. in the 6800 block of South Anthony when someone in a black vehicle nearby opened fire, police said. He was shot in the pelvis and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
Less than 20 minutes earlier, two men were injured in a Woodlawn neighborhood drive-by shooting on the South Side. The men, both 22 years old, were standing on a front porch about 11:05 p.m. in the 6100 block of South Eberhart when someone in a passing vehicle opened fire, police said. One man was shot in the left arm and taken to St. Bernard Hospital. The other man was shot in the right hand and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center. Both of their conditions were stabilized, police said.
Earlier Monday night, a 23-year-old man was shot and critically wounded in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side. He was driving eastbound in the 1500 block of East 73rd Street about 10:55 p.m. when he heard gunfire and felt pain, police said. The man suffered gunshot wounds to the chest and left shoulder and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in critical condition. A police source said he is a documented gang member.
About 9:35 p.m., a 22-year-old man was driving northbound in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood’s 8300 block of South Ada when he heard shots and realized he’d suffered gunshot wounds to both legs, police said. He was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.
Less than an hour earlier, a teenage boy and two men were shot in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood. They were all outside in the 5000 block of South May about 8:45 p.m. when they were shot, police said. The 17-year-old suffered a graze wound to his leg and refused treatment at the scene. One man, 23, was shot in the leg and hip and taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized. The other man, 24, was shot in the ankle and taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, police said. His condition was also stabilized.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on the Southwest Side, a 22-year-old man was walking southbound in the Little Village neighborhood’s 2400 block of South Washtenaw when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck in the right arm, police said. He took himself to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was listed in good condition.
About 4:20 p.m., a man was shot in the West Side Austin neighborhood. The 28-year-old was in a vehicle in the 4600 block of West Chicago when someone shot him in the leg, police said. He drove about half a mile northwest to the 4400 block of West Cortez, where an ambulance took him to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition. A police source said the man was not cooperating with investigators.