Monday, December 28, 2009

Man shot in face in Chatham

A 19-year-old man was shot in the face as he was walking with a large group of people early Saturday in Chatham.
The shooting happened about 1:20 a.m. at 79th Street and Wabash Avenue, according to police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer.
The victim was walking with a group of about 30 people at the time when shots rang out and he was shot in the cheek, Greer said.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where his condition was reported to be stable, Greer said.
A motive remained unclear Saturday afternoon and police could not confirm whether the shooting was gang-related. No one was in custody at 3 p.m.
Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

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