Two women shot during a chaotic exchange of gunfire happened upon by a police supervisor were among 18 people wounded by gunfire since late Saturday morning, according to police.
The most recent shooting happened about 3:20 a.m. on the 6100 block of South Martin Luther King Drive in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The victim, a 31-year-old man, was shot in the leg, police said. No other details were immediately available.
Earlier, at 2:50 a.m. in the 900 block of West 52nd Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, a supervisor patrolling the area heard gunfire and saw a car fleeing the scene, police said. As the supervisor approached 52nd Street, the shooting continued, and the supervisor called for more police and ambulances.
“They’re still shooting over there,” the dispatcher said after the supervisor repeated a call for help. “Get some cars over there with him, (he’s) on scene.”
Officers found a 25-year-old woman who had been grazed in the neck and another woman, 25, with leg and buttocks wounds. Both were taken to Stroger Hospital and both are expected to survive, police said.
One of the women was in the back of an ambulance with paramedics tending to her as police combed the scene for evidence. A woman opened the door and spoke for a couple of minutes with the paramedic. When an officer walked up, hands tucked into his vest, she walked away.
Police taped off 52nd Street between Sangamon and Peoria while officers searched nearby vacant lots with flashlights. Most of the lots are overgrown with grass that’s waist-high or taller. Plastic cups and boxes that held liquor bottles littered the street.
“The one with the …” an officer yelled toward another officer as he pointed to his neck.
“She went to County,” another officer said, referring to Stroger Hospital by its former name.
About 90 minutes after the shooting, someone fired at least a dozen shots south of the scene. A small crowd yelled for the police.
The supervisor who first responded to the shooting sped away, toward the gunfire. The tape tied to his car broke as he drove away.
The attacks bring to at least 40 the number of people shot, one of them fatally, since Friday afternoon in Chicago.
In other shootings:
• A 31-year-old man was shot in a domestic-related incident at 12:30 a.m. Sunday on the 5300 block of South Campbell Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side, police said. The man suffered a through-and-through gunshot wound in the cheek, police said. He was listed in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital, police said.
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• A 33-year-old woman walked into Norwegian American Hospital with a gunshot wound to her arm about 2:30 a.m. Sunday on the West Side. She was transferred to Stroger Hospital, police said. The shooting happened in the 900 block of North Harding Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side.
• Someone shot a 48-year-old man in the leg about 1:35 a.m. Sunday in the 8200 block of South Kimbark Avenue in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in stable condition. He was sitting on his porch when someone opened fire from a passing sedan, police said.
• Another woman, 25, was shot in the back about 1:20 a.m. Sunday in the 2400 block of West 62nd Street in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood, police said. She and others were in the backyard of a house on that block when someone fired shots from across the Southwest Side alley, hitting the woman. She was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.
• A 30-year-old man driving a black Maserati pulled up to the Deering District station about 1:15 a.m. Sunday to tell police he had been shot in the wrist. The man was driving south on Wentworth Avenue near 37th Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side when someone shot at his car, police said. The man was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in good condition.
• A 52-year-old man walked into Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park with a gunshot wound to the leg after someone shot him about 12:35 a.m. Sunday in the 900 block of West 116th Place in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The man was walking when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle, police said.
• A 35-year-old man was wounded in Little Village in a shooting in the 2500 block of South Harding Avenue, police said. That happened about 9:05 p.m. Saturday He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition with leg and abdomen wounds, police said. Additional details about that shooting weren’t immediately available.
Police closed a portion of Harding — a one-way street — in that Southwest Side neighborhood because officers found shell casings next to a car. An officer yelled at two men in Spanish who walked under the crime scene tape. Neither responded except for a grin when they turned away after the officer was done yelling.
• About 9:05 p.m. Saturday in the Uptown neighborhood on the North Side, a 28-year-old man sitting in a car was shot in the 4600 block of North Malden Avenue. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition had been stabilized, police said.
• About 4 p.m. Saturday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, a 46-year old was shot in the leg in the 1500 block of South Kolin Avenue, police said. He was taken Mount Sinai, where his condition stabilized. A person of interest was in custody and being questioned in connection with the shooting, police said.
• About 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the North Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side, a 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 4300 block of South Oakenwald Avenue and was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition stabilized, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.
• Around 1:45 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 7400 block of South Princeton Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. The man was in fair condition after going to St. Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center for treatment, Sweeney said.
• About noon in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, a 15-year-old boy and a 26-year-old man were attacked in the 1400 block of North Springfield Avenue, said Officer Janel Sedevic, a police spokeswoman.
Both victims were in serious condition at Norwegian American Hospital, with the boy suffering three gunshot wounds to the groin and the man shot in the abdomen, leg and hip, Sedevic said. Police were not immediately releasing any details regarding the shooting.
• Earlier, in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, a 17-year-old boy and a 25-year-old man were shot about 10:55 a.m. near Pershing Road and Calumet Avenue, Sedevic said. The two were walking in the area when someone came up and fired shots, Sedevic said.
The 25-year-old was shot in the hand and back and was in serious condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, she said. The 17-year-old fled and went to the University of Chicago Medical Center for treatment, where he was in good condition with a graze wound to the torso.