2 men hospitalized after 40 shots are fired on Near North Side early Sunday

Two men were shot multiple times as more than 40 rounds were fired early Sunday on the Near North Side. The shootings happened just a few blocks from where at least 90 rounds were fired in a shootout that left a man with six gunshot wounds earlier in the week.

Police said two men with gunshot wounds, one age 23 and the other 36, walked into Northwestern Memorial Hospital around 3:25 a.m. Sunday with gunshot wounds that they said they received at Stanton Park on the 600 block of West Scott, according to a CPD report.

The men told police they were outside when someone shot at them, police said in a statement. Police said the younger man was in critical condition with gunshot wounds to his torso and each arm. The other man, whose condition was stabilized, was reportedly shot once in each leg.

Investigators found blood, dozens of shell casings, and two cars with bullet holes between Skinner North Classical School and a Target Store on Scott Street, the CPD report said.

Court records show the 23-year-old was charged in June with multiple counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Last Monday, a man was shot six times after at least four guns were fired during a shootout on the 500 block of West Oak. Detectives classified the shooting as “gang-related” because the victim, a 27-year-old Midlothian man, is a member of the Gangster Disciples, according to a CPD report.

The shooting began around 2:28 a.m. The man was shot in his right shoulder, both thighs, left foot, and twice in his right buttock, a CPD report said. He told police he was getting into his car when he heard shots fired and realized he’d been shot. But that’s all he has said. A woman who was nearby drove him to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in her car. Other than her name, she refused to provide any other details.

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