Six people were shot in shootings across Chicago, Illinois on Thursday as the city continued it’s descent into violence.
The Chicago Sun Times reported that the final shooting of the day occurred at 3:30 p.m. in the West Side Austin neighborhood, when two men standing at the corner of Chicago and Lockwood was shot by two men who pulled up in a Dodge Caravan and opened fire. A 32 year-old man was shot in the leg and is in critical condition, while his 27 year-old counterpart was shot in the knee and is in stable condition.
At 3pm, four people walked up to a 26-year-old man in the 1000 block of West Wilson in Uptown and shot him in his left thigh. He is now also in stable condition.
About 10:15 a.m. in South Chicago, someone in a passing black vehicle opened fire on a 20-year-old man in the 8000 block of South Coles, hitting him in the hip, police said. He took himself to Trinity Hospital in good condition.
Five hours before that, a 39-year-old man was sitting in a van in West Englewood’s 5900 block of South Loomis when two gunmen walked up and shot him in the arm and leg. He was stabilized at Stroger, police said.
Thursday’s first shooting happened a little after midnight in Brighton Park on the Southwest Side. Two men walked up to a 40-year-old man standing in a garage in the 4600 block of South Kedzie, and shot him in the chest and abdomen, police said. He was in critical condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.
Nine people were shot in the city on Wednesday, and 80 people have been shot in the last week. Since the start of the year, 858 people have been shot in Chicago, 155 of them fatally.
Please pray for the people of Chicago as they continue to struggle with their epidemic of violence!