Five people wounded in city shootings since Saturday night. Where are Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, the DOJ and Eric Holder?

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By Alexandra Chachkevitch,
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A 51-year-old man was in critical condition after being shot by an attacker who tried to rob him around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the Lawndale neighborhood on the West Side, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro.

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Police officers guard the scene of a multi-victim shooting in a hair salon on the 4400 block of West Madison Street early Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in Chicago. Two men and two women were shot during a gathering at the salon, one of the men fatally at the scene.
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The man was walking in the 1600 block of South Central Park Avenue when “an armed male” came up to him and announced a robbery, Alfaro said. The man was shot in the side of his body when he refused to cooperate with the attacker.

The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

In the latest shooting, a 27-year-old man was shot around 2:45 a.m. in the 12200 block of South Halsted Street in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, Alfaro said. The man was on the sidewalk when he heard somebody fire shots.

He suffered a gunshot wound to his ankle and a graze wound to his wrist, Alfaro said. The man self-transported to Roseland Community Hospital, where his condition had stabilized, Alfaro said.

Around 2:25 a.m., a 25-year-old man was wounded in a gang-related shooting in the 4000 block of West Cortland Street in the Hermosa neighborhood on the Northwest Side, Alfaro said.

The man was walking in the alley when three men came up to him and fired shots, Alfaro said. The man was hit in his left foot and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital where he is listed in stable condition, Alfaro said.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the right buttock around 9:40 p.m. Saturday in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, said Alfaro. The boy was standing on a corner in the 5600 block of West Lake Street when an attacker walked up to him and fired shots, Alfaro said.

The boy was transported to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where his condition had stabilized.

A 26-year-old man was wounded in a shooting around 10:25 p.m. Saturday in the 2800 block of North Kildare Avenue in the Belmont Gardens neighborhood on the Northwest Side, Alfaro said.

The man was driving northbound on North Kildare Avenue when another car pulled up to him and someone inside fired shots.

The man suffered a gunshot to his left arm and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where his condition was stabilized, Alfaro said.

FBI ASKS PUBLIC TO HELP IDENTIFY HOMEGROWN TERRORISTS

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By Jason Meisner,
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One day after a Bolingbrook teen was accused in federal court in Chicago of plotting to travel to the Middle East and join Islamic State, the FBI is asking for the public’s help to identify other individuals who have traveled — or are planning to travel — overseas to fight alongside terrorist organizations.

“We need the public’s assistance in identifying U.S. persons going to fight overseas with terrorist groups or who are returning home from fighting overseas,” Michael Steinbach, assistant director of the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division, said in a statement posted Tuesday afternoon on the bureau’s website.

The posting also asked for information on the identity of an English-speaking man and others seen in a propaganda video released last month by Islamic State.

In the 55-minute video, a masked man alternates between English and Arabic in pro-Islamic State pronouncements that are intended to appeal to a Western audience, the FBI said.

“Dressed in desert camouflage and wearing a shoulder holster, the masked man can be seen standing in front of purported prisoners as they dig their own graves and then later presiding over their executions,” the FBI said. His accent is believed to be North American.

“We’re hoping that someone might recognize this individual and provide us with key pieces of information,” Steinbach said. “No piece of information is too small.”

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The move comes as U.S. national security and counterterrorism officials have voiced growing concerns over radicalized Americans traveling overseas to join Islamic State. The terrorist group has killed thousands while taking over swaths of Syria and Iraq and has released a series of videos showing the beheadings of Americans and other captives.

In an interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes” that aired Sunday, FBI Director James Comey, who has said about a dozen Americans were believed to be fighting in Syria, described such homegrown terrorists as “troubled souls” who “engage in jihad after emerging from their basement.”

On Saturday, the FBI arrested Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, at O’Hare International Airport as he tried to board a flight to Vienna with plans to connect to Turkey, authorities said.

A criminal complaint filed against the Bolingbrook teen detailed his alleged plans to join Islamic State. Authorities charged he had a contact to take him across the Syrian border to the terrorist organization’s stronghold and had left a letter for his parents explaining his motivations.

“We are all witness that the western societies are getting more immoral day by day,” Khan wrote in the three-page letter discovered in his bedroom, according to charges filed in federal court. “I do not want my kids being exposed to filth like this.”

FBI agents also found handwritten documents that expressed support for the terrorist group. One drawing appeared to be of an armed fighter with an Islamic State flag with words written in Arabic saying, “Come to Jihad.” Other drawings showed an arrow pointing from the border of Turkey into Iraq and Syria, according to the complaint.

Where are Al Sharpton, jesse Jackson, the DOJ and Eric Holder? At least 3 killed, 22 others wounded in shootings since Friday

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At least three people have died and 22 others, including a 14-year-old boy, have been wounded by gunfire across the city since Friday, officials said.

In the most recent incident, a 30-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to his head around 11:20 p.m. Saturday in the 1700 block of West 59th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.

The man was found inside of a residence on the block and was pronounced dead at the scene, Alfaro said. The man’s death is still under investigation.

Early Saturday morning, one man was killed and three others were injured in a shooting in West Garfield Park. The four men were inside a car in the 4400 block of West Van Buren Street about 3 a.m. when they were shot, police said.

A 20-year-old man was shot in the face. He was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

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A 23-year-old man was shot in his upper back and was also taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in critical condition, police said.

Another 23-year-old man was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital and treated for a gunshot wound to leg. He was also listed in critical condition.

A 24-year-old man was shot in the buttocks and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

Police did not immediately have details surrounding the shooting but said no one was in custody.

The other fatal shooting occurred hours earlier when a 20-year-old man was shot in his head about 9:20 p.m. Friday in South Deering, police said.

The man was walking on the sidewalk with another man in the 10600 block of South Yates Avenue when a gunman approached on foot and opened fire, Alfaro said.

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The man was hit in his head and right arm and was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m., according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The medical examiner’s office was withholding the man’s identity until family have been notified, officials said.

In the latest shooting, a 17-year-old boy was wounded in a gang-related shooting in the 2500 block of West Cortland Street in the Logan Square neighborhood around 3:36 a.m. Sunday, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Ana Pacheco.

The boy was a passenger in a dark-colored Honda when another car drove up and two attackers inside started shouting gang slogans and fired shots, Pacheco said.

The boy was wounded in the left leg and was transported to Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.

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One minute earlier, a man, in his 20s, was shot in his forearm in the 4800 block of South Laflin Street in the Back of the Yards neighborhood around 3:25 a.m. He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where he is listed in stable condition. No other details were immediately available, Alfaro said.

In other shootings:

• A 17-year-old girl suffered a graze wound to her head in a shooting in 5900 block of South Maplewood Avenue in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood around 2:30 a.m., Alfaro said. She was taken to Holy Cross Hospital where she is listed in good condition.

• A 14-year-old boy was in critical condition after being wounded in a shooting in the 3300 block of West Diversey Avenue in the Logan Square neighborhood around 12:55 a.m., Alfaro said.

The boy and a 19-year-old woman, who was also wounded, sat in passenger seats in a car at a stop light when a green van pulled up behind. An attacker stepped out of the van and fired shots.

The boy was shot in the abdomen and was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition, Alfaro said.

The woman was wounded in the right side of her torso and in her right thigh. She was also taken to Illinois Masonic where she stabilized.

• Around 9:23 p.m. Saturday, a 21-year-old man was shot in the head in the 5400 block of South Talman Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood, Pacheco said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital where he is listed in serious condition. No other details were immediately available.

• A 27-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in the 4200 block of West Wabansia Avenue in the Hermosa neighborhood around 8:50 p.m. Saturday, Alfaro said.

The man was sitting in a passenger seat inside of a car when “several males” fired shots from the sidewalk, Alfaro said. He was shot in the lower back and was taken to Norwegian American Hospital. He is listed in stable condition, Alfaro said.

• Around 3:30 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot in the 10500 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the Fernwood neighborhood, Alfaro said.

The man was walking in the street when he was wounded in the leg. He self-transported to Provident Hospital of Cook County where he is now in good condition, Alfaro said.

• In the Little Village neighborhood, about 2:40 p.m. Saturday, a 23-year-old man suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He was in good condition.

• Also in Little Village, a 22-year-old man walked into Saint Anthony’s Hospital after being shot in the back around 6:55 a.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of North Washtenaw Avenue, police said.

No one was in custody and Area Central was investigating.

• A 19-year-old man was shot about 4:30 a.m. Saturday in the Park Manor neighborhood, police said citing preliminary information. The teen was shot in his neck in the 7400 block of South Champlain Avenue and was taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

• About an hour earlier, two men were shot in Greektown on the Near West Side, police said. The men, both 24 years-old, were shot in the 800 block of West Jackson Boulevard about 3:20 a.m., police said.

One man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the other was taken to Stroger Hospital. Both were treated for gunshot wounds to the leg, police said.

Details surrounding the shooting were not immediately available.

• About 11:30 p.m., a 34-year-old man was shot in the Uptown neighborhood. The man was standing in an alleyway in the 4400 block of North Clifton Avenue when two men approached and began shooting, Alfaro said.

The man was shot in his hand, upper leg and shoulder and was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Alfaro said. The man was listed in good condition.

• Minutes earlier, an 18-year-old man was shot in the Galewood neighborhood on the West Side.

The teen was standing in the 1700 block of North McVicker Avenue about 11:10 p.m. when he heard gunfire and felt pain, said Chicago Police News Affairs Officer Officer Amina Greer.

An acquaintance took the teen to West Suburban Medical Center where he was treated for a graze wound to his lower left leg, Greer said.

• At 9:50 p.m., a man walked into Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound, police said.

The 26-year-old man told police the shooting happened in the 2100 block of South Paulina Street in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, police said.The man was sitting in a park car when someone inside a passing dark-colored SUV opened fire.

The man drove himself to the hospital where he was treated for a graze wound to his leg.

• At about 5 p.m., a 17-year-old boy was shot about the 13100 block of Langley Avennue, said Officer Thomas Sweeney, a police spokesman.

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The boy was shot in the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, Sweeney said.

• A 35-year-old man was shot in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said. The shooting happened at 2:35 p.m. on the 4700 block of South Honore Street, Sweeney said.

The man was in an alley when a male approached and fired, Sweeney said. The suspect fled in a vehicle. The victim was shot in the arm and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was in good condition, Sweeney said.

• A 16-year-old girl was injured after being shot Friday morning in the Longwood Manor neighborhood on the South Side, police said.

The shooting happened at 9:15 a.m. in an alley on the 9500 block of South Princeton Avenue, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a police spokeswoman. The girl was hit in the right arm, the buttocks and the abdomen, said Pacheco.

The victim was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Pacheco said.

Obama decries income inequality in speech after $50,000-a-person fundraiser for Quinn

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By Monique Garcia, John Byrne, Rick Pearson,
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In a day of contradictory messaging, President Barack Obama on Thursday assailed income inequality and the stagnant earnings of the middle class after appearing at a $50,000-a-person Gold Coast fundraiser for Gov. Pat Quinn.

Obama, who returned to Washington after arriving in his hometown the night before, spoke to 25 people behind closed doors at the home of Meredith Bluhm-Wolf, the daughter of casino owner, developer and long-time Democratic donor Neil Bluhm.

The one-hour event raised an estimated $1.25 million for the Quinn campaign, before expenses, to help the Democratic governor take on Republican rival Bruce Rauner, a wealthy equity investor making his first bid for public office. Fundraising in the contest has exceeded $60 million — $43 million for Rauner and $17 million for Quinn.

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The event is believed to be the first time Obama has raised money for an individual candidate this year ahead of the Nov. 4 mid-term elections. Previous presidential fundraising efforts have split the take among a group of candidates and national Democratic campaign organizations.

Moreover, Obama’s visit provided him with a refuge in which he still retains the popularity of a local politician at a time when Democrats, particularly those trying to hold the party’s Senate majority, are not anxious to be seen with a president who has low national job approval ratings.

Quinn also is getting help on Tuesday with a planned visit by First Lady Michelle Obama as Democrats try to energize their blue-state Illinois vote in an election without the president’s name atop the ballot.

The Obama-Quinn linkage is particularly important for the governor as he tries to turn out the vote in Chicago, the president’s hometown, and among African-American voters who revere the nation’s first black president.

With the media kept away from the president’s fundraiser, the Quinn campaign issued a statement in which the governor said with Obama’s help “and the support of the people of Illinois, we will continue getting the job done for working families and keep Illinois moving in the right direction.”

After the big-dollar fundraiser, Obama traveled by helicopter accompanied by his former chief of staff, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and Democratic U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin to deliver an hour-long economic address at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Evanston.

Marking the homecoming, Obama delivered several shoutouts to a cast of Democratic officeholders in the crowd who also will appear on the fall ballot, thanking them as people who “not only helped me be where I am today, but helped develop how I think about public service.”

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Obama at Northwestern criticizes GOP idea that wealthy Americans need a tax cut.
Using his speech to recap economic accomplishments of his administration from the early days of the Great Recession, Obama pushed for an increase in the federal minimum wage, equal pay for equal work among genders and a boost in income and jobs for the middle-class.

“If we do these things systematically, the cumulative impact will be huge,” Obama said. “Unemployment will drop a little faster, which means workers will gain a little more leverage when it comes to wages and salaries, which means consumer confidence will go up, which means families will be able to spend a little more and save a little more.”

The minimum wage issue has been a hot button one in Illinois’ race for governor. Quinn has supported hiking the state’s $8.25 an hour rate to $10. Rauner initially opposed raising the rate but following criticism from his Republican primary rivals said he favors either a boost in the federal rate or an increase in the state rate accompanied by pro-business reforms.

Obama said that while Congress has stalled on a federal minimum wage increase, 13 states and the District of Columbia have acted to raise the rate. “It’s on the ballot in five states this November, including Illinois,” the president said of a non-binding statewide ballot question that asks voters if the minimum wage here should be $10 an hour.

Despite notable growth in business profits, rising stock markets and home prices and low corporate debt, Obama said it was “indisputable that millions of Americans don’t yet feel enough of the benefits of a growing economy where it matters most — and that’s in their own lives.”

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Obama said the nation’s economy “cannot truly succeed if we’re stuck in a winner-take-all system where a shrinking few do very well while a growing many are struggling to get by.” The president belittled Republican calls for tax cuts for the wealthy at a time “when nearly all the gains of the recovery have gone to the top 1 percent, when income inequality is at as high a rate as we’ve seen in decades.”

The president’s speech was viewed as a way to provide talking points to Democratic candidates for the Senate and House in a year in which most polling indicates Republicans are favored when it comes to the political party most likely to do a better job in handling the economy.

The Quinn campaign did not release a full list of fundraiser attendees, but said Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, property tax attorney Richard Shapiro, and Perkins Coie law partner Judy Gold were in attendance. The campaign will have to file reports with the State Board of Elections listing the donations within a few days.

As Obama departed the Quinn fundraiser, Rauner sent out a fundraising email to his supporters, contending Quinn was “raising significant funds” from “high rollers” in Chicago. Rauner has given his own campaign $12.6 million and has tapped wealthy friends for millions of dollars more.

In Springfield, Republican lawmakers sought to dampen the Obama visit for Quinn. They maintained the governor recently sent up to $5 million to Chicago-area programs for at-risk youth in a manner similar to a mismanaged $54.5 million anti-violence grant program that Quinn launched shortly before the 2010 election. The anti-violence program is under scrutiny by federal prosecutors and a state legislative panel.

Republican Sen. Jason Barickman of Bloomington alleged the infusion of dollars was “eerily similar” to the spending in Quinn’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative that local and federal grand juries are investigating.

Quinn budget official Abdon Pallasch called the GOP contention a “baseless allegation.” He said the money sent to Chicago groups was used to pay existing bills for a summer community violence program that ended in August.

Where are Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, The DOJ and Eric Holder? 15 shot across Chicago’s South Side; 9 in Englewood and it’s only Saturday afternoon.

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Fifteen people were shot, two of them fatally, across the South Side in a 14-hour period starting about 2 p.m. Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday morning, according to police.

Nine of the 14 were wounded in the Englewood police district – a 20-block-by-22-block square from Garfield Boulevard 20 blocks south to 75th Street and from the Dan Ryan Expressway to a viaduct just west of Leavitt Street.

The shootings included a pair of homicides that each left two others wounded and two other shootings that left men in their 20s or 30s with survivable gunshot wounds, police said.

The afternoon’s first attack left three men shot, one fatally, after a gunman opened fire in a West Englewood barbershop this afternoon.

The shooting took place around 2 p.m. in the 1900 block of West 59th Street, an official said. The trio was among at least four people shot Friday afternoon in the Englewood community.

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Chicago Police investigate a shooting that took place inside a West Englewood barbershop in the 1900 block of West 59th Street in Chicago. (Terrence Antonio James, Chicago Tribune)
A 22-year-old man was shot in the chest and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, said Police News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney. A 44-year-old man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in serious condition after also being shot in the chest, and the third victim, a 31-year-old man, was wounded in the hand and taken to Holy Cross Hospital.

Police and fire officials had both said the 22-year-old was dead on the scene, but later corrected that information. The man was pronounced dead at 3 p.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. He was identified as Deandre Ellis of the 5700 block of South Laflin Street, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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Ellis was sitting in the “first chair” of the barbershop, getting his hair cut by a 32-year-old barber when the lone shooter – a man or boy dressed all in black – came in and fired, fatally hitting him, striking the barber in the hand, and seriously wounding another man, 44, who was waiting to get his hair cut, police said.

The barber was the victim taken to Holy Cross and the patron underwent surgery at Stroger, police said.

The barbershop is on the first floor of a two-story brick building which has apartments or offices on the second floor. The shop has exposed brick walls and ceiling fans that appear to be brass. A tall chair lay knocked over on the floor.

Barber Carlos Humphrey, 32, said he was inside working when it happened.

“I just ran for cover,” said Humphrey, who walked outside the shop briefly to talk to reporters. “I was trying to get to safety.”

Humphrey was not injured. As he spoke, he was asked to come back into the shop to speak with police.

Michael Johnson, who was watching the scene from across the street, said his cousin was one of the victims.

“My family called me,” he said. “I’m very worried.”

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Johnson said his cousin was shot while getting his haircut and was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

“Somebody came there, they buzzed them in and they started shooting,” Johnson said.

A man who lives in 5900 block of South Damen said the barbershop is a “family place” that has four male barbers and one female beautician.

“It’s a nice, upscale barbershop,” the man said adding that typically on a Friday, the shop would be full of customers including kids getting their haircut for the weekend.

The man, a frequent customer of the shop who did not want his name use, said he was home when he heard ambulances and went outside to see what was going on. He spoke to one of the barbers who told him the shooters were buzzed in and “walked straight up to the victims and shot them.”

A small eye-level sign bearing a black handgun with a red circle and X over it hung on the glass door of a boutique next door connected and just east of the barbershop called Kin Yae Femme Boutique. Posted over the no guns sign was another small sign that read in green letters “ring bell” with an arrow pointing to the barbershop.

Dion Young, who lives nearby, had just gotten off a 59th Street bus and was returning home from his job at a rental car company.

“It’s bad,” he said. Young said he’d never heard of anything like this happening at the shop.

Witnesses said people in the shop ran out after the attack, looking for the shooter.

Mysti Coburn, 30, who was walking to pick up her daughter at school, was passing the building when she heard two shots, a pause, then two more shots. She couldn’t tell whether the shots came from the shop or the apartments upstairs,.

Those who ran out of the shop asked her, “Did you see the shooter? Where did he go?”

“But I didn’t see him,” Coburn said.

Coburn called 911, then continued on to her 8-year-old’s school. She returned a short while later to find the crime scene taped off and police and ambulances on the scene.

A separate shooting occurred about a mile away.

A 30-year-old man was shot about 5 p.m. in the 5900 block of South Morgan Street, said Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Thomas Sweeney.

The victim was shot in the leg and back and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County where his condition had stabilized, Sweeney said.

The other homicide also took place in Englewood. Three people were shot, one fatally, about 10:15 p.m., police said. A 27-year-old was shot in the head and died in an alley behind the 5700 block of South Aberdeen Street and two others, 63 and 25, were wounded. The man who died as identified as Malachi Baldwin of the 5600 block of South Elizabeth Street, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The 25-year-old was shot in the abdomen and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center. The 63-year-old was shot in the hand and taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition. The three were outide when two people opened fire from a gangway, hitting the three, police said.

In other shootings:

A 23-year-old man was critically wounded in the Back of the Yards neighborhood about 6:15 a.m. Police said someone shot him in the 4500 block of South Hermitage Avenue. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 23-year-old man was wounded in the Wentworth Gardens neighborhood, in the 3700 block of South Wentworth Avenue, about 4:30 a.m. He was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center with wounds to his buttocks and leg and his condition was stabilized, police said.

Someone shot a 27-year-old man in the 5600 block of South Michigan Avenue about 3:10 a.m. His condition was stabilized at the University of Chicago Medical Center with a graze wound to his ankle, police said. He was walking on the block and was shot by someone who opened fire from a dark colored vehicle, police said. No one is in custody.

Two men were shot in West Englewood about 2:40 a.m. They were on a porch in the 7000 block of South Wolcott Avenue when someone opened fire, hitting a 25-year-old in the leg and a 31-year-old in the face. They were both taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition, police said. A 30-year-old man is in custody.

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About 25 minutes earlier in the 6900 block of South Throop Street in the Englewood neighborhood, a 27-year-old was shot in the abdomen and hip. He was outside when someone on foot shot at him, police said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the hip, leg and buttocks in the Ida B. Wells and Darrow Homes neighborhood about 10:45 p.m. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said. The shooting happened in the 700 block of East 38th Place.

About 6:09 p.m. in the South Deering neighborhood, a 34-year-old man was shot in the ankle in the 10800 block of South Calhoun Avenue, Sweeney said. The man was taken to Christ Medical Center, where his condition was stabilized.

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Someone came up to the man and fired shots, then fled, Sweeney said.

In the West Woodlawn neighborhood just a minute earlier, police were called to the scene of a shooting in the 6200 block of South Langley Avenue, Sweeney said. A 19-year-old man was shot in the foot and taken to St. Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, where his condition was stabilized.

Someone approached the man and fired shots, hitting him, Sweeney said.

Tribune photographer Terrance Antonio James contributed