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2 Teens Wounded In Separate Shootings

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CHICAGO (STMW) — Two teens were among five people shot in separate incidents Thursday.

A 14-year-old boy in the Marquette Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side was shot in the leg at 7:32 p.m., in the 3800 block of West Pippin Street, a police release said.

Seven minutes earlier in the West Side Austin neighborhood, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the neck and shoulder in the 5500 block of West Monroe Street. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition, police said.

At 6:18 p.m., a 21-year-old man was walking down the 4900 block of West Ferdinand Street in the Austin neighborhood when shots were fired from a passing vehicle, police said. The man was hit in the thigh and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition.

About half an hour later in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood, a 39-year-old man was shot twice in the leg in the 6400 block of South Eberhart Avenue, police said. The man was taken in stable condition to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, police said.

A 24-year-old man was reportedly shot in the side in the 5000 block of South Throop Street about 3:34 p.m., in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition, police said.

Police said no one was in custody, and area detectives are investigating the shootings.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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