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Three shot in North Austin among 6 injured in Friday shootings


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By Deanese Williams-Harris and Hannah Leone, Chicago Tribune

Three men hit in a triple shooting at a store in the West Side neighborhood of North Austin Friday night were among six people shot Friday in Chicago, with most of the violence taking place on the West Side, according to Chicago police.

The men were inside a retail business about 9:45 p.m. Friday in the 5500 block of West North Avenue when someone approached and fired a gun, hitting a 25-year-old man in the foot, a 30-year-old man in the leg, and a 22-year-old man in his body. All three men were taken to Stroger Hospital and were stable, police said.

On North Avenue, the north side of the sidewalk and westbound lanes of the street were taped off in yellow from North Luna Avenue almost to North Central Avenue. Inside the scene, in the middle of the block, red tape wrapped around the front of a sandwich shop, Sun Sub & Philly's.

Earlier Friday afternoon, 24-year-old man was wounded in an attack in the Park Manor neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The shooting happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Vernon Avenue. The man told police he was in the backyard when he heard shots and soon after felt pain, police said.

The man was wounded in the thigh, and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was stabilized, police said.

Later, about 11:30 p.m. in Humboldt Park, two people walked up to a 25-year-old man sitting in a car in the 3300 block of West Beach Avenue and started shooting. Bullets hit him twice in the leg and he was taken to St. Mary's Hospital in good condition, police said.

Less than 10 minutes later in Avondale, just before 11:40 p.m., police said a 17-year-old boy was shot in the hand when someone on foot fired into a car he was riding in. The shooter was with at least one other person, police said. Police placed at least 23 yellow evidence markers by shell casings. Though most were sprayed along the sidewalk and in the grass in between the sidewalk and street on the west side of Albany north of Cornelia, at least one casing had landed in the middle of the street, south of the crosswalk. Police also shined their flashlights on a large hole in a west-facing window on a home on the east side of Albany south of Cornelia.

The 17-year-old was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital and was in good condition, police said.

Around 1:30 a.m. at the scene of a shooting near the Palmer Square intersection of North Whipple Street and West Dickens Avenue, police were investigating as if someone had been shot, though they still weren't sure if anyone had been hit.

Drops of blood were starting to dry on the sidewalk, and at least five shell casings were marked in the street on Dickens just west of Whipple.

A woman standing outside a two-story brick building on the south side of Dickens noticed police putting up yellow tape had included her home in the otherwise quiet crime scene.

"We see blood and we see shell casings, we just want to make sure," an officer told her. "You can go inside. You don't need to be out here."

"I wanna be out here," she replied. "I'm worried."


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