CHICAGO - The news this morning is that authorities are reporting there were NO homicides in the overnight hours across the entire city. Additionally, there were 5 people shot but they are all recovering and listed in good condition.
Sure it's the middle of winter and, sadly, there are no offenders in custody, but you gotta take 'em where you can get 'em. Great job, everyone!
We'll do a brief recap of the reported incidents below.
The first reported incident happened around 5:15 p.m. in the 9900 block of South Halsted in the Washington Heights neighborhood.
Police said a 46-year-old man met up with someone to try and buy a used car when the offender pulled out a gun and told him he was being robbed. Shots were fired and the 46-year-old was struck in the abdomen.
The victim was taken to Christ hospital in good condition. No offender is in custody and Area Two detectives are investigating.
The second incident took place a little after midnight in the 5900 block of N. Western Avenue in the Arcadia Terrace neighborhood that's part of the West Ridge community area.
Police said a 24-year-old male was found outside with a gunshot wound to the torso. The man was transported to St. Francis Hospital where he was initially listed in fair condition.
Unfortunately, the victim was unable to provide details to Police and there is no one in custody. Area Three detectives are investigating.
The third incident happened about 1:20 a.m. in the 3800 block of W. Augusta in Humboldt Park.
Police said a 31-year-old male and a 40-year-old male were standing outside when an unidentified occupant of a black SUV fired shots at them.
The 31-year-old victim sustained one gunshot wound to his torso and was transported to Stroger Hospital where he is listed in good condition. The 40-year-old victim sustained one gunshot wound to his ankle and was transported to Mt. Sinai where he is listed in good condition.
There is no one in custody and Area Four detectives are investigating.
Finally, the last incident occurred this morning at about 6:15 a.m. in the 11500 block of S. Prairie in the West Pullman neighborhood.
Police said a 39-year-old man was walking down the street when an silver colored but unknown make/model car pulled up and fired shots in his direction. One of the shots struck the victim in the leg.
The victim self-transported to Trinity Hospital where he was initially listed in stable condition.
No one is in custody at this time. Area Two Detectives are investigating.
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