Thanksgiving turned deadly leaving four Chicago gang members injured in random shootings. Chicago police officers reported that the first shooting took place at approximately 11:10 am on Thanksgiving Day at the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street when a 36-year-old man was the victim of a drive by shooting as he walked down the street. The bullet struck him in the calf. Police officers have since confirmed that the victim is a known gang member.
Another shooting took place at approximately 2:10 pm at South East End Avenue around the 7000 block. The victim, another known gang member, is 20 years old and he was shot in the left buttock.
The third shooting occurred in at the 5000 block of West Division Street at approximately 4:20 pm. The victim is a 23-year old gang member. He suffered a gunshot wound to his hip.
A fourth gang member was shot in the hand at approximately 6:07 pm near the 500 block of East Bowen Avenue. He is 24 years old.
The shooting victims were taken to nearby hospitals where they were treated for their injuries. Chicago police officers have confirmed that all four men are in good condition.
By Donna W. Martin