Saturday, 23 September 2017

3 wounded in Sunday shootings, including 2 women – Chicago Tribune

Three people were wounded Sunday in shootings in the city. 

Most recently, a 26-year-old man was shot about 2:25 p.m. in the 600 block of South Independence Avenue on the West Side, police said.

He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest and his condition has stabilized, police said.

Earlier, two women were shot Sunday morning in two separate attacks.

In the first attack, a woman was shot in the abdomen after an armed robber opened the door of a vehicle she was sitting in and demanded the property of the woman, as well as a man she was with. 

The woman, 32, was sitting in a parked vehicle in the 1700 block of North Springfield Avenue in Logan Square about 6:30 a.m., according to a police media notification system. An armed robber came up to the vehicle on foot and opened the driver’s side door and demanded the property of the two occupants, police said. 

A 19-year-old man in the vehicle handed over his cellphone to the robber, who wore a black hooded sweatshirt, which partially concealed his face. The woman told the robber she “had nothing,” and the gunman shot her in the abdomen, then took off running, according to police. 

Emergency responders from the Chicago Fire Department took the woman to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. The man was uninjured. 

No one has been arrested in connection with the crime, and the case remains under investigation by detectives in Area North. 

Another woman was shot more than two hours later in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, authorities said. About 10:30 a.m., officers were called to the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard for a report that a woman, 19, was shot in the left leg.

The woman was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, police said. No arrests have been made in that case. 

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