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5 Shot, Wounded In West Englewood

Wolcott Avenue Shooting

Five people were shot overnight on Wolcott Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — The heavy rain overnight didn’t stop gunfire from ringing out in some parts of the city, including one incident in the West Englewood neighborhood that left five people wounded.

Around 10:45 p.m. Thursday, the five victims were sitting on a porch in the 6300 block of South Wolcott Avenue, when a gunman they knew came up and opened fire, police said. The shooting was believed to be gang-related.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the back, and a 16-year-old girl was shot in the thigh and the groin, police said.

Both were taken in serious condition to Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

A 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and another 21-year-old man was shot in the finger, police said. Both were taken in good condition to St. Bernard Hospital.

A 16-year-old girl suffered a grazed wound to the arm and was treated at the scene, police said.

Their injuries appeared non-life threatening, said Fire Media Affairs Chief Larry Langford.

“Nobody is going to die,” Langford said.

No one was in custody as of early Friday, and South Area detectives are investigating.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.