Chicagoans Celebrate Zimmerman Acquittal With at Least Eight Shootings

Posted by on Jul 14, 2013 at 10:48 am

No justice, no peace. Or something.

Shootings left at least 8 people on the South and West sides wounded overnight, according to police.

Three of the shootings happened between 4:50 and 5:40 a.m., police said.

A 60-year-old woman was shot in the chin about 4:50 a.m. in 4500 block of South Wolcott Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Police said she wasn’t the target and are investigating whether she was stuck in crossfire between two shooters. She was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where her condition has stabilized.

About a half hour later, a 33-year-old man was shot in the left leg in the 1300 block of North Ridgeway Avenue in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side. He’s at Stroger hospital, where his condition has stabilized.

A 17-year-old boy was shot about 5:35 a.m. in the 7200 block of South Halsted Street in Englewood on the South Side. Someone walked up and shot him in the upper part of his right arm, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer Jose Estrada said. He’s in good condition at Saint Bernard Hospital and Healthcare Center.

A 17-year-old boy shot, huh? A shame his name isn’t Trayvon, otherwise his shooting might get some attention. Racial arsonists Al Sharpton and Eric Holder were unavailable for comment.

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