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Two Teens Among 10 Wounded In Citywide Shootings

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CHICAGO (STMW) — At least 10 people were wounded — including two 16 year olds — in shootings throughout the city Tuesday evening.

Six of the people were wounded in two separate shootings in the Roseland and South Shore neighborhoods.

A gunman emerged from a gangway and shot a teenage boy and two men in the 300 block of West 108th Place about 6:15 p.m., police said.

The boy, 16, was shot in the hand and taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in good condition, police said. A 45-year-old man was shot in the abdomen area and a 36-year-old man was shot in the armpit. Both were taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition.

Three more men were shot and wounded about 45 minutes later in a separate shooting in the 2000 block of East 71st Street, police said.

In that shooting, an 18-year-old man was shot in the lower back and a 22-year-old man was shot in the abdomen area, police said. Both men were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious-to-critical condition. The third man suffered two graze wounds and refused medical treatment.

The evening’s first shooting happened in the Uptown neighborhood about 5:15 p.m. A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg near North Sheridan Road and West Windsor Avenue, police said. Fire Media Affairs said the man was taken in critical condition to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Ald. James Cappleman (46th) said the injured man was a known gang member and a woman was also hurt running away from the shooting.

About 7:30 p.m., a 16-year-old girl was shot in the arm in the 700 block of East Oakwood Avenue, police said. She was taken to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in good condition.

About 8:15 p.m., a 24-year-old man was shot twice in the 5500 block of South King Drive, police said.

Additionally, the fire department said a 30-year-old man was critically injured in a shooting in the 5500 block of South Union Avenue. Police could not provide further information.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)