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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Chicago's Animal's still at large claims first homicide of New Year

At least four people were shot early this morning, including the city's first apparent victim of gun violence in 2013, a man who sustained a gunshot wound to his mouth after a bar fight, officials said.
The apparent first shooting in 2013 happened about 1:15 a.m. on the 5100 block of West Madison Street in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.
The 29-year-old man was shot in the mouth and left shoulder and was taken in good condition to Mount Sinai Hospital, according to police and fire department officials.
The man was in a bar on the 5000 block of West Madison Street when he and another man got into an altercation with others at the bar, police said.
The other victim was hit over the head with a bottle and the gunshot victim ran out of the bar when he sustained the wound to his mouth, police said.
Police were searching for the offenders, officials said.
In addition to that shooting, a 22-year-old man was shot in the upper left leg while he was attending a party in the basement of a home on the 9700 block of South Beverly Avenue in the Beverly neighborhood on the Far Southwest Side, police said.
The shooting happened about 1:55 a.m. and the man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center, where his condition had stabilized, police said.
At about 3:50 a.m. a male and a female were shot on the 3800 block of South Wells Street in the Fuller Park neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
The female was shot in the thigh and the male was shot in the back, police said.
One of the victims was taken to Mercy Hospital while the more seriously wounded person was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, fire officials said.

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