Friday, September 17, 2010

Chicago Sun Times-Chicago Man Shot Twice 9 Hours Apart Survives

photo credit: Brian Jackson/Sun Times
(Reported by Frank Main for the Chicago Sun Times)

A South Side man is cursed — or terribly lucky — depending on your point of view.

The 23-year-old man was shot twice this morning in different neighborhoods and survived.

“Someone is trying real hard to kill this guy,” one police source said.

The man told police he was shot early this morning in the Chatham neighborhood, took the bus to the hospital, and was treated and released. About nine hours later, he was shot again in the South Shore neighborhood while he was in a car, said Officer Robert Perez, a police spokesman.

The man, whom police would not identify, said he was shot at about 12:10 a.m. near 79th and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive by a gunman on foot.

The victim told police that after he was wounded in the first shooting, he and a friend took a bus to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was treated for a wound above one of his armpits and released.

Police said they were unable to speak to the victim’s friend because he left the hospital before they arrived.

(Click here to read the full story on the Chicago Sun Times website.)

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