Shootings wound 2 in Old Irving Park, Bronzeville

Tribune reporter

Someone fired a gun 17 times toward a man and hit him once in the Bronzeville neighborhood overnight, according to authorities.

The 21-year-old man was a passenger in a car 47th Street about 12:30 a.m. when someone in another car on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive opened fire, leaving shell casings all over the intersection.

The back window of the man's car was shot out and the girlfriend drove him to Garfield Boulevard and Indiana Avenue.

From there the man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital with a gunshot wound to the head. Police said he was "walking and talking."

Family members tried to retrieve the car from Garfield Boulevard but were told it needed to be checked for evidence.

It's not clear what prompted the shooting. The man's girlfriend, driving the car at the time of the attack, was uninjured.

In the Old Irving Park neighborhood about 6:30 a.m., a 32-year-old man was shot near Cicero and Warwick avenues, a couple blocks north of Addison Street. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a wound to his groin.
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