A 62-year-old man visiting Chicago from Korea and walking a dog on the West Side suffered a graze wound to the head in a shooting today, police said.
He is one of at least five people shot since midmorning today in Chicago.
CHICAGO - The man was walking near Ashland Avenue and Warren Boulevard about 9:45 a.m. when he heard a gunshot and hit the ground to avoid being hurt, according to Police News Affairs. A visitor from South Korea, the man was walking his dog near or in Union Park when he was shot, police said.
The man suffered a graze wound to the head and went to Rush University Medical Center, said News Affairs Officer Robert Perez. The man told police he did not see his attacker or know where the shot came from, police said.
About 1:40 p.m., a man and a woman were shot in the 2400 block of West 71st Street, police said. The man was shot in the leg and the woman suffered a graze wound, with both of them stabilized at local hospitals.
Later, a 28-year-old man was shot in the back near Thomas Street and Springfield Avenue about 4:30 p.m., said Police News Affairs Officer Joshua Purkiss. The man was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital in serious condition.
A 21-year-old man was shot and seriously wounded about 6:35 p.m. in the 5000 block of South Peoria Street, said Chicago Police News Affairs Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti, citing preliminary infromation. The man was taken to Stroger for treatment. Ursitti said News Affairs was waiting for additional information.
No one was in custody in the shootings.