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7 wounded in Englewood shootout

A woman was seriously wounded by gunfire, while six men were listed in fair or good condition.

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Seven people were wounded during a fight that escalated into a shootout Monday night in Englewood on the South Side.

Gunfire broke out during a “physical altercation” about 11:10 p.m. on the sidewalk in the 6800 block of South Justine Street, Chicago police spokeswoman Kellie Bartoli said.

There were multiple shooters who exchanged gunfire, but no one was arrested and no guns were recovered by Tuesday morning, Bartoli said.

A woman was seriously wounded by gunfire, while six men were listed in fair or good condition. The victims were between 18 to 44 years old.

At the scene of the shooting, police noted gunfire damage to at least two cars and a street light, Bartoli said.

The victims were:

  • A woman, 39, shot in her arm and abdomen was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious condition, police said in an online statement
  • A 21-year-old man was struck in the right foot and a 34-year-old man was grazed by a bullet on his right foot, police said. They were taken to Holy Cross Hospital in fair condition.
  • A 44-year-old man was struck in the right arm, and a 28-year-old man was struck in the torso, police said. They were taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in fair condition.
  • An 18-year-old man was struck in the foot and arm, and taken to Christ Medical Center in fair condition, police said.
  • Another man, 31, took himself to Ignalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, police said. He was shot in the leg and in good condition.

Area One detectives were investigating the shooting.

Police have responded to at least two other shootings in the last month with more than a half dozen victims each. On March 26, a man was killed and seven others hurt at a “pop-up party” in the Wrightwood neighborhood on the Southwest Side.

On March 15, a shooting wounded 15 people, 2 fatally, at another impromptu party in Park Manor on the South Side. That shooting was the most violent attack in terms of the number of victims since last July when 15 people were shot outside a Gresham funeral home.

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