A 19-year-old man was shot behind the ear Friday night in a church parking lot on the West Side, police said, one of at least seven people shot since about 7:40 p.m.
The bullet came out of his neck and the man is still alive, police said. Police taped off the parking lot, which sits between the 2600 blocks of Adams Street and Jackson Boulevard, while detectives and evidence technicians began their investigation.
People gathered at the rented-out church for a birthday party when someone shot the man. Police said the partygoers apparently didn't see what happened. The man is a gang member from Cabrini Green on the
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About 4:45 a.m. a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg by someone inside a dark SUV in the 2400 block of South Homan Avenue. His shooter used a large-caliber handgun that officers in the area heard from four blocks away, north of the train tracks that cross Cermak Road near Homan Avenue.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, though he and a witness aren't cooperating with investigators, police said. He was standing on a corner with another person when shot, police said, and he identifies with a local gang.
Several shots were fired in his direction but police only found one shell casing, suggesting that others casings may have discharged from back into the SUV, police said. The shooting happened around the block from Farragut Career Academy, a Chicago public high school.
About 1:30 a.m. a 20-year-old man was shot in the 4700 block of West Ohio Street, police said. Police described him as "uncooperative" and said he was taken to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.