5 Teens Among 8 Wounded By Gunfire In Another Violent Night
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CHICAGO (CBS) — It was another night of violence across Chicago, with five teenagers among the wounded in eight separate shootings.
The youngest victim was just 13 years old. The boy was shot multiple times while standing on a porch around 9:25 p.m. Wednesday in the 2400 block of West 47th Place, just west of Western Avenue, in the Brighton Park neighborhood.
A man, whom the boy did not know, came out of a gangway and opened fire, police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro said.
He was shot in the chest, arm and hip and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in stable condition, Alfaro said.
An earlier shooting wounded a 16-year-old boy around 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 10300 block of South Wallace Street, in the Fernwood neighborhood. He was shot in the leg and was taken to Roseland Community Hospital in good condition, Alfaro said.
A 19-year-old man was wounded in another incident around 7:55 p.m. in the Oakland neighborhood. He was in the 4000 block of South Ellis Avenue when someone approached and shot at him, police said.
The victim suffered a graze wound to the elbow and was treated and released at an area hospital.
A shooting on the cusp of the Morgan Park and Roseland neighborhoods wounded an 18-year-old boy around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. He was standing in the 10800 block of South Green Street when someone fired shots from a gangway, wounding him in the right leg, police said.
The victim was shot in the leg and taken in an unspecified condition to Roseland Community Hospital, police said.
Another shooting around 10:40 p.m. Wednesday wounded a 17-year-old boy in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. A dark-colored sedan sped past as the boy walked down the 5000 block of South Wood Street, and someone inside shot the boy, police said.
The boy was taken in good condition to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound the right knee, police said.
There were three other shootings reported in the overnight hours. In one incident around 9:35 p.m., a 24-year-old man was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the 6500 block of South Lowe Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood.
He was shot in the leg and taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, Alfaro said.
A man in his 20s was grazed in the head by a bullet in the 1800 block of North Washtenaw Avenue, at the southern edge of the Logan Square neighborhood, around 8:45 p.m. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in stable condition, Alfaro said.
Another man, 28, was also grazed by a bullet overnight, this time in the Jeffery Manor neighborhood around 11:55 p.m. Someone in a passing vehicle shot at the man in the 9600 block of South Merrion Avenue, grazing him in the left side of his torso and the forearm, police said. He declined treatment on the scene.
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.