01/04/2013 01:46 pm ET Updated Jan 23, 2014

Man Shot Walking Dog: Chicago Gun Violence In Single Night Leaves At Least 6 Injured

At least six people were injured in separate shootings spread throughout the day in Chicago on Thursday, with individuals walking dogs among those hurt in Thursday's gun violence.

The more than 12-hour block of violence started just before 10 a.m. Thursday, when police say a 62-year-old man visiting from Korea suffered a graze wound to the head while walking near Union Park at Warren and Ashland.

The Tribune reports the man hit the ground when he heard gunshots, and said he was walking his dog at the time of the shooting, though other sources did not indicate he had a dog at the time of the shooting.

Two more people, a 39-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman, were shot around 1:40 p.m. in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood. The Sun-Times said the man suffered a leg wound while the woman was grazed in the foot in the 7100 block of South Artesian, but both were taken to an area hospital in good condition.

Two of the more serious injuries came from separate incidents between the late afternoon and early evening.

In Humboldt Park around 4:30 p.m., a 28-year-old man was shot in the back in 100 block of North Springfield and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition, reports the Sun-Times. Roughly two hours later, a 21-year-old was shot in Back of the Yards near the 5000 block of South Peoria Street and taken to the hospital in serious condition as well.

The day ended with another serious injury as a man was struck in the stomach and leg in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood. Fox Chicago said the 50-year-old man was walking his dog in the 1800 block of West 19th Street around 10:18 p.m. when a gunman approached him and fired. The Tribune reports police believe the victim knew his attackers but said he was "not very cooperative" with officers.

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