Two boys, 14 and 15, were wounded an hour apart on the West and South sides of Chicago, among at least 11 people shot across the city between early Tuesday and early Wednesday, according to police.
At one point overnight, police responded to three shootings that occurred at the same time in the South Chicago, Avalon Park and Lawndale neighborhoods.
The 14-year-old was shot around 9:50 a.m. in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The boy was sitting on the front porch of a home in the 5000 block of South Drexel Avenue when someone in a black sedan fired shots, police said.
The teen was hit in the left leg and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where he was reported stable.
The 15-year-old boy was shot in Logan Square on the West Side about 40 minutes earlier, around 9:10 p.m., police said. Officers responding to a call of shots fired in the 3700 block of West Wrightwood Avenue found the boy in an alley, shot in the neck, police said.
He was also taken to Comer and was reported in good condition.
A 29-year-old man was killed in the first shooting that occurred on Tuesday. He was walking on a sidewalk in the 5500 block of West Gladys Avenue in the Austin neighborhood around 12:30 a.m. when someone got out of a white car and fired at him, police said.
The man was hit in the chest and was dead on the scene, police said.
–Around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, a 51-year-old man was shot in the left leg in the 5200 block of West Polk St. in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said. He was walking on the sidewalk when he was approached by two armed robbers who shot him and fled without taking anything, police said. The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was stabilized.
–At the same time in the South Chicago neighborhood, a 48-year-old man was shot in the lower left leg, police sid. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 8900 block of South Commercial Avenue when someone in a silver sedan shot at him, police said. He was reported stable at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
–Also around the same time, in the Avalon Park neighborhood on the South Side, a 36-year-old man was shot in the left arm, left leg and abdomen, police said. He was walking on the sidewalk in the 1100 block of East 82nd Street when someone walked up and shot him. He was reported stable at Christ.
–Around 11:40 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in the left wrist and right armpit in the 2300 block of West Chicago Ave., police said. He was walking on the sidewalk when someone in a light-colored sedan fired at him. He was taken in serious condition to Stroger.
–A 32-year-old man was shot in the chest and left wrist around 11:10 p.m. in the 1900 block of East 81st St., police said. He was taken to South Shore Hospital by friends and was transferred to Stroger Hospital. Police said the victim would not provide details of the shooting.
–Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, a man was shot in the back in the 7900 block of South Chappel Avenue in the South Chicago neighborhood, fire officials said. He was taken to Northwestern Memorioal Hospital in serious to critical condition, said Langford.
–Around 5:10 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the abdomen in the 2800 block of North Austin Avenue in the Belmont Central neighborhood, said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a spokeswoman for Chicago police. He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition was stabilized.
–Around 4:45 a.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the back in the 5400 block of South Albany Avenue in the Gage Park neighborhood and was dropped off at Mount Sinai , said Officer Nicole Trainor, a police spokeswoman. The man was in serious condition, according to Trainor, who said the attack was gang-related.
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