View Full Version : Chicago sees 13 shootings in JUST 30 MINUTES

08-24-2012, 03:47 PM

Police say 13 people have been shot and wounded in a 30-minute spate of violence in Chicago that included eight gunned down on a single street.

The numbers contribute to a total of 19 shot between Thursday evening and early Friday morning as law enforcement officers report increasing homicides this year and lack of fear by gang members in police.

Peaking between 9.15pm and 9.45pm, a drive-by shooting on Chicago's South Side largely wounded the night's victims, injuring eight who were mostly teenagers.

All victims, seven of whom were men, ranged in age from 14 to 20 years.

Two of the victims were taken to Comer Children's Hospital. Most were reported in stable condition.

Police say one of the victims, a 19-year-old woman, was wounded when she was shot in the arm while walking to work.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports police having made no arrests in the shootings.

Community activist Andrew Holmes told NBC Chicago that some of those wounded in the attacks aren't cooperating with police though nine times out of 10, the victims know who was firing the shots.

Five people were wounded in three other shootings around the same time.