8 wounded in city shootings since Saturday afternoon, police say

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Eight people, including a 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old boy, were wounded in city shootings Saturday afternoon on the South and West sides, Chicago police said.

The 14-year-old boy was shot about 3:40 p.m. in the 1200 block of West 87th Street in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was in a vehicle that was parked at a gas station when someone fired shots, striking him in the leg.

The boy was taken to Little Company of Mary Medical Center in fair condition, police said.

Before 6 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man were outside in the 2600 block of West 23rd Place in Little Village when someone from inside a vehicle fired shots at them.

Both teenagers were shot multiple times and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in serious condition, police said.

Other Saturday shootings include:

  • About 7:50 p.m., a 29-year-old man was on a sidewalk in the 8200 block of South Laflin Street in the Gresham neighborhood when someone fired shots at him, police said. He was shot in the chest and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition.

  • About 2:50 p.m., a 20-year-old man and a 27-year-old man were in an alley in the 4200 block of North Bernard Street in Albany Park on the Northwest Side when someone fired shots, police said. The younger man was shot in the right arm and taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where his condition stabilized. The older man was shot multiple times and taken to Swedish Hospital in critical condition.

  • About 1:35 p.m., a 40-year-old man was inside a residence in the 3800 block of South Michigan Avenue, a few blocks south of Chicago Police Department headquarters, when he heard shots and felt pain in his thigh. He was taken in fair condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

  • Before 1 p.m., a 31-year-old man was shot while he was inside a vehicle in the 1500 block of East 95th Street in the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The victim was approached by a vehicle, and someone inside opened fire, hitting him in the abdomen. He was taken in serious condition to the University of Chicago Medical Center.

No one was in custody for any of the shootings as of Saturday evening, and detectives were investigating.



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