Shootings left at least 8 people on the South and West sides wounded overnight, according to police.
Three of the shootings happened between 4:50 and 5:40 a.m., police said.
A 60-year-old woman was shot in the chin about 4:50 a.m. in 4500 block of South Wolcott Avenue in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. Police said she wasn't the target and are investigating whether she was stuck in crossfire between two shooters. She was taken to John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, where her condition has stabilized.
These are just the usual dog-bites-man (or thug-with-poor-marksmanship-wings-grandmother) stories, which help explain both the pit-bull like obsessiveness with which the national media glomped on to their Trayvon-Zimmerman man-bites-dog story, and also why it predictably unraveled.