Activist's Son Hal Baskin Jr. Among 8 Wounded in Chicago Gun Violence
Activist’s Son Hal Baskin Jr. Among 8 Wounded in Chicago Gun Violence

Hal Baskin Jr., 25, the son of Englewood activist Hal Baskin, was among eight people wounded in gunfire in Chicago since Monday afternoon.

Hal Baskin Jr., the 25-year-old son of Englewood activist Hal Baskin, was shot in the stomach and buttocks around 5:40 p.m. Monday in the 6600 block of South Peoria Street. He was taken to Stroger Hospital and reported in fair condition by his family.

A 30-year-old man with him was grazed in the head and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition.

The shooting happened two blocks south of the Peace Community Center where the senior Hal Baskin, 60, is executive director. In a statement, family spokesman Keith Harris called the shooting a random act and called for calm.

“The family is asking that the police department be allowed to do their job,” he wrote. Source: Chicago Tribune

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