4 hurt in Chicago shootings Thursday

The day’s victims included a 21-year-old woman shot in the head and critically wounded while driving in Brighton Park.

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Four people were wounded by Chicago gun violence on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.

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Four people were wounded, one of them critically, in gun violence Thursday across Chicago.

A drive-by left a man injured minutes before midnight in Morgan Park on the Far South Side.

The 36-year-old was driving about 11:54 p.m. in the 11100 block of South Halsted Street when someone inside a white Dodge Charger fired shots, Chicago police said. He was hit in the shoulder and drove himself to Roseland Community Hospital, where he was stabilized.

Several hours earlier, another man was shot in South Deering on the South Side.

The 36-year-old was standing in a parking lot about 8:28 p.m. in the 10700 block of South Oglesby Avenue when a white SUV pulled up and someone got out, according to police. The suspect pulled out a handgun and fired shots, hitting the man in the ear. He was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in good condition.

On Thursday afternoon, a 21-year-old woman was critically wounded while driving in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side.

She was shot in the head while driving about 1:45 p.m. in the 4300 block of South Albany Avenue, police said. She stopped her vehicle a few blocks away in the 4100 block of South Fairfield Avenue.

She was briefly treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, a fire department spokesman said. Police initially said the woman was pronounced dead, but later said she remained in critical condition at the hospital.

The day’s earliest shooting happened just before 6 a.m. in Lawndale on the West Side.

A 41-year-old man was seated in a parked car in the 4000 block of West 5th Avenue when someone approached him and tapped a gun against the driver’s side window, police said. The gunman told him to roll down the window, but the man in the car started his ignition and began to drive off. The gunman then fired a shot and struck the man in his leg.

He continued driving and took himself to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, police said. His condition stabilized.

Four people were shot across the city on Wednesday, one of them fatally.

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