Rogers Park shaken by separate drive-by shootings
Posted by loyolastudentdispatch on April 1, 2012
Rogers Park was rocked by two weekend drive-by shootings, which left a total of five people wounded.
Here are details from two separate Chicago Tribune stories:
A 27-year-old man was shot in the left leg and right foot on the 1400 block of West Morse Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood about 1:50 a.m. Sunday.
He was walking on a sidewalk when someone in a gray car opened fire while passing by, police said. The man was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition.
In a separate incident, four occupants of a van suffered minor injuries when several people in a sports-utility vehicle opened fire early Saturday in the North Side Rogers Park neighborhood.
A van was stopped at a stoplight in the 1500 block of West Morse Avenue at 12:55 a.m. when a sports-utility vehicle drove by and made a U-turn in front of the vehicle, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
Several occupants of the SUV jumped out and opened fire on the van, Alfaro said. The driver of the van struck several parked vehicles while fleeing the scene.
The four occupants of the van, three females and one male, did not suffer gunshot wounds but were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.