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8 wounded in shootings as Thanksgiving weekend begins

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CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

At least eight people have been wounded in separate South Side shootings since the Thanksgiving weekend began Wednesday night.

The most recent shooting happened early Friday when a man was shot through a window while he was sitting in a home in the South Shore neighborhood.

The man, 27, suffered a graze wound to the forehead about 12:05 a.m. in the 7600 block of South Dorchester Avenue, police said. He was taken in good condition to Jackson Park Hospital and Medical Center.

Less than 30 minutes earlier, a 22-year-old man was found lying in an alley with a gunshot wound to his upper left leg in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, police said.

Police found the man, who was "highly intoxicated" and refused medical treatment, just before midnight Thursday in the 4800 block of South Bishop Street.

Thursday afternoon, two men were shot in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood.

The men, ages 27 and 24, were shot about 4 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Wentworth Avenue, and were able to make it on their own to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, police said.

The 27-year-old was shot twice in the right arm, but further details about their injuries were not immediately known, police said. They were later transferred to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

Both men are documented gang members, police said. The shooting is believed to be gang-related.

Early Thursday, a man was wounded in a separate drive-by shooting in Englewood.

The man, 27, was walking in the 100 block of West 63rd Street about 1:15 a.m. when a black four-door car drove up alongside him and someone inside fired several shots while yelling gang slogans, police said.

The man, a documented gang member, was shot in the left forearm and taken in good condition to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center, police said.

A few minutes earlier, a man was wounded when a gun went off during a domestic dispute in the South Shore neighborhood.

The man, 43, was arguing with his 57-year-old girlfriend in the 7800 block of South Cregier Avenue about 12:55 a.m. when he began hitting her with his fists, then grabbed a gun and threatened to shoot her, police said.

They struggled over the gun, and it went off and the man was shot in the ear, police said. The handgun was recovered after the incident.

He was treated and released from Stroger Hospital, then taken into police custody. Charges are pending against him early Friday, police said.

About 12:40 a.m. Thursday, a man was shot in the neck during a home invasion in Englewood, police said.

The man, 37, was inside an apartment in the 6400 block of South Lowe Avenue when three males forced their way in and opened fire, police said.

The man was taken in "stable" condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn with a gunshot wound to the neck, police said.

A man was shot in a parking lot in the West Englewood neighborhood Wednesday night.

The 22-year-old was walking through a parking lot in the 6900 block of South Ashland Avenue about 10:20 p.m. when he heard shots ring out and felt pain, police said.

He was shot in the right leg and taken in "stable" condition to Christ Medical Center.

Area detectives are investigating the shootings.

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