At least eight people were shot during an eight-hour spate of gun violence across the South and West sides of Chicago starting Monday afternoon.
Three of the four most recent shootings happened within a one-square-mile area of the South Chicago neighborhood on Monday night.
About 11:50 p.m., a 27-year-old man was getting out of a vehicle in the 8200 block of South Muskegon when a gunman walked up and shot him in the back, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.
At 9:40 p.m., a 22-year-old man walking in the 8100 block of South Phillips heard shots ring out and realized he’d been struck in the ankle. He took himself to South Shore Hospital, and his condition stabilized, police said.
Less than an hour earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 8700 block of South Saginaw, police said. The attack happened at 9:05 p.m., and his condition was stabilized at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
During the same stretch of late-night violence on the South Side, a 28-year-old man was shot while driving in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.
About 10:25 p.m., he was was stopped at a light in the 7100 block of South Vincennes when a silver sedan pulled up alongside and the passenger opened fire, police said. He drove himself to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, and his condition stabilized.
Monday evening, a 16-year-old boy was seriously wounded in a South Shore shooting.
The teen was in the 7300 block of South Blackstone when someone shot him in the back, police said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition, and a police source said the teen was “very uncooperative” with investigators.
Earlier, a man walked into a west suburban hospital after he was shot in the Austin neighborhood.
The 23-year-old told investigators he had been in the 500 block of North Lockwood when he heard gunfire and realized he’d been shot in the leg. He showed up at West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park and was listed in good condition, police said.
About the same time, a woman was shot in the Chatham neighborhood.
The 26-year-old was shot in the leg about 7 p.m. in the 7900 block of South Maryland, police said. She was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, police said.
The afternoon’s first shooting happened near a Safe Passage Route in the West Englewood neighborhood, minutes before students were dismissed from a nearby elementary school.
About 3:45 p.m., a 23-year-old man was in the 1200 block of West 70th Street when he was shot in the right arm in a possible drive-by attack, police said. He was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where he was listed in good condition.
The shooting occurred about a half block west of the Safe Passage Route for Wentworth Elementary School, located at 1340 W. 71st St. A man who answered the phone in Wentworth’s front office said students are dismissed from school at 4 p.m. and none were outside at the time of the shooting.