3 shot, including man sleeping inside home, in Little Village

CHICAGO (WLS) -- A man sleeping in his home was among three people wounded in a shooting in the Little Village neighborhood Monday morning, Chicago police said.

Jose Hernandez, 49, returned to his apartment on Monday where he was hit by stray bullets while he slept. He said he feels lucky that the bullets didn't go through his head.

He said the bullets flew over his mattress where he slept. One grazed his forehead and another hit him in the hand. One of the bullets pierced a wall and traveled through a closet on the other side.

"This is scary," said neighbor next door Magali Acuna. "This is a very scary neighborhood. It's sad that you cannot be safe in your own house."

Acuna called an ambulance for Hernandez at around 2:40 a.m.

"When I came outside to wait for the ambulance, there were two men laying on the floor, and the ambulance took them first. I was waiting for the ambulance, but the ambulance took them first before they took the guy that was sleeping inside," she said.

Police said those two men were standing outside on the sidewalk in the 2400-block of South Trumbull Avenue when three men in a blue car drove by and opened fire.

A 30-year-old man was shot twice in the leg and hospitalized in serious condition and a 25-year-old man was shot in the chest and hospitalized in critical condition.

Hernandez, who works six days a week at a pallet factory, said the neighborhood is dangerous. Afraid of the gang activity, he's thinking of moving out.

At least two bullets also went through a Ford Focus outside of Hernandez' home.

Meanwhile, 22nd Ward Alderman Ricardo Munoz says he is fighting to take more guns off the street.

"It's a tragedy that these guns are on the street. We tell parents, we tell uncles, we tell grandmas, call my office, I will come, I will personally come pick up the gun and take it to the 10th district. We don't want these guns on the street," Ald. Munoz said.

Police are investigating. No one is in custody.

Police say over the weekend 35 people were shot starting Friday night through Sunday just before midnight. Six of those people were killed. However, police say they also managed to recover more than 100 illegal guns in the city.
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