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Friday, June 8, 2012

Sarge's updates: I 57 Update

Two people were wounded after shots were exchanged between two cars on Interstate 57 near the Cal-Sag Channel early this morning, police say.

The victims drove themselves to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where they were treated and released, police said.

Police were questioning them and four other people, according to authorities, who could not say what prompted the shooting or whether the people in both cars knew each other.

"Those involved in the shooting are not being cooperative," said Illinois State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond.

Motorists called 911 around 2:10 a.m. and said people in a white Audi and a Nissan were “shooting at each other back and forth" near 147th Street on I-57, said Chicago District Master Sgt. Devin Stokes.

Troopers arriving on the scene found the Audi stopped at the side of expressway and four people standing nearby. They were taken into custody and brought to the Blue Island police station for questioning, officials said.

The two victims were taken in the Nissan to the hospital. They were also being questioned but were also being uncooperative, Bond said. No charges have been filed.

Officials said there was a minor collision involving two cars that pulled over during the shooting.

“Traffic came to a stop and the (driver) pulled over to avoid getting shot at,’’ Stokes said. "That vehicle rear-ended another vehicle."

1 single monkey shot 9 from Englewood to South Chicago

Nine people were shot Thursday night and Friday morning, according to police, including two teens and three men in separate attacks in the Englewood and West Englewood neighborhoods.
A 20-year-old was shot in the 5100 block of South Archer Avenue about 2:25 a.m., Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. He's in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center with a wounded arm. The man was in a vehicle handling a weapon when it discharged, striking him in the abdomen.
An 18-year-old standing in the 4000 block of West Wilcox Street was grazed in the foot after someone started shooting about 2:10 a.m., police said. He realized he was shot, ran home and called police. He's in good condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
A 24-year-old man was shot in the arm and is in good condition at John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County, Gaines said. He walked into the hospital with the wound and told police he was shot on the 1100 block of West 63rd Street in the Englewood neighborhood about 1:50 a.m., Gaines said.
A man arrived at Mount Sinai Hospital about midnight with a gunshot wound to the lower back, Gaines said. He either drove himself, or was dropped off, police said, and he's in guarded condition. Someone shot him just before midnight on the 800 block of North Monticello Avenue, Gaines said, citing early reports.
A 17-year-old boy who was shot in the abdomen is in good condition at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Gaines said. He was shot in the 8900 block of South Houston Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood about 9:50 p.m. Police said the victim was uncooperative, telling officers "I ain't telling you (expletive)" and "getting shot ain't (expletive)," according to an officer reading from the report. The boy was shot above the buttocks and the bullet exited through his abdomen, near the left side of his belly button, police said.

Another boy, 17, was shot in the 2300 block West of 66th Street about 9:45 p.m., police said. He then walked south on Oakley Avenue and asked someone to call police. He’s in good condition at Holy Cross but not cooperating with investigators, police said.

About a half hour later, a 44-year-old man was shot in the back in the 6600 block of South May Street. He's in serious condition at St. Bernard Hospital, Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. Police aren't sure why the man was shot.

Another man, 48, was shot in the leg about 10:45 p.m. near 71st and Halsted streets, Gaines said, citing early reports. He's in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center. The man told police he didn't see anything.
Police said a 15-year-old was shot about 5:10 p.m. near 72nd and Wood streets. He told police he was standing in the block when someone started shooting. He was shot in the writst.

Illinois state Police stated 2 people were shot on I57 today

Two people were shot and wounded on Interstate 57 early this morning, according to Illinois State Police.

The shooting occurred in the northbound lanes of the expressway near the Cal-Sag Channel, police said. They were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where their conditions were stable.

Investigators were checking cars for evidence at the scene, police said.

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