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With warm weather approaching, crime is on the rise. As of late Thursday, the city faced 941 shootings, with 196 people killed, leaving 2017 on a pace to become the most violent year in Chicago’s history. 

Here’s where the violence hit this past Thursday, with 12 people wounded and 1 person killed.

1. The latest shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. in the 7200 block of South Dorchester Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood.

A 27-year-old man was shot in the left leg and buttocks. He drove himself to Jackson Park Hospital, but was later taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized. He told police he was shot by someone in a gray van.

2. About 6:35 p.m., two people were shot in the 4000 block of West Jackson Boulevard in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, police said.

A male victim was shot in the abdomen and taken in serious condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The other male victim suffered wounds to the buttocks and foot. He was listed in good condition at the same hospital. Their ages were not available, police said.

3. The fatal attack happened about 5:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Long Avenue in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

A 29-year-old man suffered multiple wounds to the left side, and was taken to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park where he was pronounced dead, police said.

4. Shortly after 5:30 p.m., two boys were shot in the 2500 block of West 59th Street in the Gage Park neighborhood.

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the neck, leg and heel. He was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital. The other boy, 17, was shot in the left leg. That victim was taken to Holy Cross Hospital and later transferred to Mount Sinai where his condition was stabilized, police said.

5. About the same time as the Gage Park neighborhood shooting, a 17-year-old boy was wounded on the West Side. The shooting happened in the 5000 block of West Washington Boulevard in the Austin neighborhood, police said.

Someone in a newer gray or silver color Infiniti pulled up and a backseat passenger fired shots. The boy was shot in the left leg, and was taken to Mount Sinai where his condition was stabilized.

6. About 3 p.m., two more people were shot in the Austin neighborhood in the 800 block of North Waller Avenue.

A 26-year-old woman was shot in the upper right thigh, and was taken to Mount Sinai where her condition was stabilized. A 15-year-old boy suffered a wound to the lower right leg. He got himself to West Suburban Hospital in Oak Park where his condition was stabilized, police said.

7. About noon, another person was shot in the 1100 block of South Independence Boulevard in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said.

A 42-year-old man was standing on a porch when a dark vehicle drove up and someone fired shots. The victim suffered a wound to the knee and was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition.

8. About 11:30 a.m., a 31-year-old man suffered wounds to the buttocks in the 2300 block of North Normandy Avenue in the Montclare neighborhood. He was standing outside when a black sedan pulled up and someone fired shots.

He was taken to Loyola University Hospital in Maywood where his condition was stabilized, police said.

9. Around 8:30 a.m., a 26-year-old man was shot three times in the groin in the 300 block of East 61st St. in the Washington Park neighborhood, according to police.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition was stabilized.  Police said he was being uncooperative with investigators.

10. About 20 minutes later in the Chatham neighborhood, a 20-year-old man was shot in the upper left thigh in the 8200 block of South Evans Avenue, police said.

He was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said. No one was in custody.

Vera.S@mychinews.com

By Vera Sauchanka