August 17, 2006

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Eleven people were hospitalized, two in critical condition, after a drive-by shooting on the South Side Thursday.


The shooting occurred around 2:10 a.m. on the 7300 block of South Dorchester Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer. Ten men and one woman were struck by shooters from two vehicles, according to a release from police News Affairs.


A 22-year-old man is in critical condition at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to the back, the release stated. Another man, of an unidentified age, is also in critical condition at Stroger Hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach, according to the release.


A third man, 39, was taken to Stroger Hospital in an unidentified condition with a gunshot wound to the left arm, the release stated.


Three men were taken to University of Chicago Hospitals in unknown conditions, Greer said. A 28-year-old man suffered gunshot wounds to both legs, a 37-year-old man was shot in the right thumb and ankle and a 28-year-old man was shot in the left leg, the release stated.


Two men were taken to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center, according to the release. A 28-year-old man was shot in the right foot, while a 27-year-old man was shot in the left leg, the release stated.


A 30-year-old man was taken to Provident Hospital of Cook County with a gunshot wound to the left leg and ankle, according to the release.


A 25-year-old man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in an unknown condition with a gunshot wound to his right led, the release stated.


A 23-year-old woman refused treatment after being shot in the buttocks, according to the release.


None of the victims was taken via ambulance, according to police News Affairs officer Kelly Liakopoulos. Eight people “drove themselves to Jackson Park Hospital,” according to a report from the police First Deputy Superintendent’s office.


Grand Crossing District police were investigating.


No further details were available at 7 a.m. Thursday