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CHICAGO (CBS) — A young man was shot and wounded in the Rogers Park neighborhood early Thursday, only about a block from the scene where a 13-year-old boy and two others were shot this week.
In the latest incident, the 23-year-old victim was standing on the sidewalk with a group of others in the 1600 block of West North Shore Avenue, when someone shot him around 1:35 a.m. Thursday, police said.
The victim was shot in the right ankle and taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition, police said.
No one was reported in custody as of later Thursday.
At 7:30 p.m. this past Monday, three teens – boys ages 13 and 15 and a man age 19 – were shot and wounded at the corner of Ashland and Pratt boulevards, about one block north of the Thursday morning shooting.
The youngest boy was taken to St. Francis in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the chest, while the others were wounded in their arms.
A woman walking to work Tuesday morning told CBS 2 the area around Pratt and Ashland has gotten progressively worse over the past couple of years.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.