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2 Wounded In Pilsen Shootings Over The Weekend

The victims survived the shootings, which happened on Saturday and Sunday.

Mauricio Peña/ Block Club Chicago
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PILSEN — Two people were wounded in separate shootings over the weekend in Pilsen, police said.

At 4:39 a.m. Sunday, a 26-year-old man was driving in the 2100 block of West 19th Street when a person inside a passing silver Chevy Impala fired shots, police said.

The man, hit twice in his back, drove himself to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was listed in fair condition, police said.

At 2:50 p.m. Saturday, a 24-year-old was getting out of her car in the 1300 block of West 19th Street when shooters in passing cars fired shots at each other, police said.

The woman was shot in her back and leg and taken to UIC Hospital where her condition had stabilized, police said.

No one is custody for either shooting and police are investigating. 

Following the Saturday shooting, Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) said the area had seen “a surge in violence in recent weeks.”

“Violence is unacceptable and the work I do to protect our community is never done,” he wrote. 

In a statement on Facebook, Sigcho-Lopez said he was in communication with the 12th District and the Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s public safety coordinator to address the rise in violence.

The alderman’s office is proposing virtual block meetings in areas where there has been a surge of crimes. He was also coordinating with State Sen. Tony Muñoz to install cameras.