CHICAGO VIOLENCE: 12 Shot Friday Night And Saturday Morning

Source: Peter Nickeas / Chicago Tribune

Twelve people, including a 14-year-old boy, were wounded by gunfire across the city Friday night and Saturday morning.

The teen was shot in the 12400 block of South Perry Avenue in the West Pullman neighborhood about 8:35 p.m. He was shot in the back and leg and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where his condition has stabilized, police said. He was standing on the sidewalk when someone stepped out from between houses and started shooting.

Someone shot a 38-year-old man in the shin about 3:10 a.m. near Wabash Avenue and 56th Street in the Washington Park neighborhood, police said. About a half hour earlier, a male was shot in the leg in the 8200 block of South Langley Avenue in the Chatham neighborhood. Additional information about both shootings wasn’t available.

A 52-year-old man was shot about 1:45 a.m. near Division Street and Maplewood Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. He was shot in the shoulder and groin and taken to Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center and transferred to  John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said. Police said the man, a “retired” gang member from Detroit, was living in Chicago and approached by members of a rival gang who walked away before returning to shoot him.

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