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article imageChicago builds on city legacy of drive-by shootings

By Larry Clifton     Dec 15, 2012 in Crime
Chicago - Chicago continued to solidify its reputation as the city of drive-by shootings Friday when at least 10 people were shot in separate South and West side attacks.
Four of the victims were teens, including two boys who were shot in the 1700 block of East 71st Place in the South Shore community. The two were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital where they were later listed in stable condition, according to the Chicago Tribune.
Two other teens shot Friday afternoon are a 15-year-old near who was hit by gunfire near North Avenue and Lorel Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, and a 16-year-old wounded near Western Avenue and Taylor Street in the Lawndale neighborhood.
A man described as being in his 20s was in a car when someone shot him about 6:30 p.m along the 8300 block of South Maryland Avenue in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was shot in the upper arm and transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in serious condition.
Another man was shot in the 5400 block of South Komensky Avenue in the Archer Heights neighborhood about 8:15 p.m., police said. He was chasing suspects who allegedly robbed his brother's store, according to police.
Around 9 p.m., a 30-year-old man was shot in the back near while getting in a car near Damen and Fullerton avenues in the Logan Square community area on the North Side, police said. He walked to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was treated for a gunshot in the lower back.
Just over a half hour later a 21-year-old man walking on a sidewalk was shot in the left buttocks in the 1300 block of North California Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said. He was taken to Norwegian-American Hospital.
Another man, 26, was shot in his buttocks about10 p.m. near 15th Street and Sawyer Avenue in the Lawndale neighborhood on the South Side. He was dropped off at Mount Sinai Hospital where police said he was “not particularly cooperative” with their investigation.
Gun violence is nothing new to Chicagoans. During one weekend in June 2010, 54 people were shot, leaving 10 dead. In many neighborhoods gun violence is the norm.
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