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Boy Wounded In At Least The Third Shooting In Rogers Park This Week

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A 16-year-old boy was shot and wounded on Clark Street near Lunt Avenue Rogers Park Thursday night. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — For the third time this week, a shooting has left a young male wounded on the streets of the Rogers Park neighborhood.

This latest shooting happened in the 6900 block of North Clark Street, between Morse and Lunt avenues, at 8:16 p.m. Thursday, police said. A boy, 16, suffered a gunshot wound to the buttocks.

The boy was taken in fair, but stable, condition to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, police said.

The block of Clark Street where the shooting happened is densely packed with an assortment of businesses. Police strung crime scene tape in front of a small strip mall on the west side of the street just south of Lunt Avenue, which includes a Dunkin’ Donuts and a Resurrection Health Care doctors’ office.

The boy was the sixth young male injured by gunfire in Rogers Park, in three incidents in the past week. One of them took place less than 24 hours earlier.

Around 1:35 a.m. Thursday, a 23-year-old man was shot and wounded as he stood with a group of others in the 1600 block of West North Shore Avenue, a few blocks southeast of the scene of the latest shooting.

The victim was shot in the right ankle and taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in good condition, police said.

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, Javanis Barksdale, was taken to St. Francis in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the chest, while the others were wounded in their arms.

Javains’ father has took to the streets with community organizers on Wednesday, asking for the public for information leading to the shooter. But no one has been reported in custody in that incident, or any of the others.

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.

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