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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wild Monkey shoots up city leaving 1 dead and 21 injured

At least 21 people were wounded late Saturday night into this morning in shootings across the city, several of which involved two or more people shot at once, according to Chicago police.

Police officials this morning were still gathering a list of confirmed shootings and victims during a hectic night that saw officers in some districts racing from one shooting to another. Preliminary numbers indicated that 21 people were wounded, police said.

One person -- a 16-year-old boy -- died after being shot on the porch of his Southwest Side home about 8 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Perhaps no district was busier than the Near West Side's Ogden District, where a total of nine people were shot in just two separate shootings.

In one incident, five people -- which included four victims younger than 20 -- were wounded as they stood with a large group in the 3300 block of West Douglas Boulevard in the Lawndale neighborhood at about 2:15 a.m., police said.

One of the victims, a 17-year-old boy, was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in serious condition for gunshot wounds to the buttocks and groin, police said.

The other victims, a 24-year-old man, a 16-year-old girl, an 18-year-old man, and a 19-year-old woman, all suffered non-serious wounds.

Earlier in the evening, four people, including a 15-year-old boy, were wounded in a drive-by-shooting in the 1300 block of South Avers Avenue in the North Lawndale neighborhood just before 11 p.m. Saturday, police said.

All four victims, who ranged from 15 to 25 years old, were taken to area hospitals in good condition with gunshots to the legs, police said. The teen suffered only a graze wound, police said.

At about 3 a.m., police discovered a male victim with multiple gunshots to his leg and abdomen in the 3800 block of West Ferdinand Street in the East Garfield Park neighborhood. The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

While investigating that shooting, police said two more shooting victims from that scene showed up at Mount Sinai with non-serious wounds, police said.

About 6:09 a.m. today, two men were shot in the 2500 block of South Homan Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood, police said. One man was shot in the ankle and the other in the thigh. Their conditions were not known.

Wildebeast muggings being probed

Chicago police this morning were looking into at least three separate downtown muggings carried out by separate groups of attackers, as the city gears up for its busy summer festival season.

The attacks occurred among hundreds of tourists and music lovers who emptied out of Grant Park for the Chicago Blues Festival, which city officials tout as the largest free blues festival in the world.

One incident involved up to 10 attackers -- seven youths and three adults -- who beat and robbed a man in the 500 block of North State Street at about 9:50 p.m., police said.

The victim, a male tourist in his 40s, was being treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital with a broken jaw, police said.

At about 10:20 p.m., a couple was accosted by a group at the Lake/State Red Line station in the 100 block of North State Street, near the Chicago Theatre, police said.

In that attack, the couple were robbed and the man beaten by an unknown number of attackers, who fled. The male victim was also taken to Northwestern with non-serious injuries.

Police also received a report of a third attack near the Gold Coast, but investigators hadn't determined the exact location or time.

The attacks occurred as city officials were preparing downtown for the upcoming festival season, including Lollapalooza, The Air and Water Show and the Taste of Chicago, which are expected to bring thousands to the city and generate millions of dollars in revenue.

Authorities are already dealing with a higher number of homicides and shootings than the city had at the same time last year.

Waitress Murdered and no news attention hmmmmmmmmmm guess that is because she is not a gang banging dope dealer 17 year old living in Florida