Two men wounded in West Englewood drive-by

SHARE Two men wounded in West Englewood drive-by

Two men were shot in a drive-by attack in the West Englewood neighborhood on Friday afternoon.

The men, ages 30 and 31, were on the street about 4:40 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Throop when a maroon vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said.

The men were each shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital, where their conditions were stabilized, Zala said.

Both men have documented gang ties, according to police.

The Latest
Lawmakers must consider new taxes, combining four regional transit agencies under one board and changing fee structures. The report recommends the state prop up public transit with $1.5 billion.
The area has been the subject of scrutiny by Ald. Bill Conway (34th) and neighbors who say a homeless encampment has spurred an increase in crime and disturbances.
In the five months since July, the city has seen the sharpest spike in robberies in 20 years, driven by crimes committed with a weapon.
Over-the-air TV is coming in handy for teams and leagues looking for new homes and wider distribution amid the upheaval pervading regional sports networks.
No matter what potential shakeup happens at Halas Hall, Moore will be around. Whoever plays quarterback for this team next season, whether Justin Fields or a top draft pick, will benefit tremendously from having him.