Updated 06/06/13 – 6:34 a.m.
CHICAGO (STMW) — A man and a teenager were killed, and at least 7 other people were hurt in shootings across the city Wednesday afternoon. A 9-year-old boy was among the wounded.
The boy was shot in the chest about 5:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of South Evans Avenue, police said. His uncle said the boy was 9 years old.
The boy was in critical condition at University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, police said.
As family members left the hospital, the boy’s mother responded to questions by reporters about the boy’s condition, saying, “He’s fine.”
A fire department spokesman said paramedics did not take the boy to the hospital. Authorities said the boy’s parents may have driven him there for treatment.
A separate gang-related shooting left one teenage boy dead, and another seriously hurt in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood.
Fifteen-year-old Miguel Villegas was killed when a shooter came out of an alley and opened fire on the two teens about 6:30 p.m. in the 5700 block of South Washtenaw Avenue, authorities said.
Villegas, of the 5100 block of South Mozart Street, died minutes later at Mount Sinai Hospital from a bullet that struck him in the flank, authorities said.
The other boy, also 15, was shot in the back and shoulder and taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in serious condition, police said.
Earlier, 20-year-old Jessie D. Clark was fatally shot in the 400 block of West 115th Street about 2:20 p.m., authorities said.
Clark was standing on a porch on the Far South Side when a shooter approached from an alley and shot him twice in the back. Clark, of the 11600 block of South Harvard Avenue, was pronounced dead at Christ Medical Center several hours later.
Other non-fatal shootings across the city left 4 other people hurt, including three people wounded in a single gang-related attack in West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
They were standing in a group near 123rd Street and Emerald Avenue about 7:25 p.m., when three shooters came out of an alley and shot all three of them, police said
A 25-year-old woman was shot in the right thigh, a 41-year-old man was shot in the left thigh and a 33-year-old man was shot in the abdomen, police said. All three were in “stable” condition at area hospitals.
A separate shooting in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood also wounded a man about 7:40 p.m. The 48-year-old was shot in the arm and leg in the 6100 block of South California Avenue and taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in “stable” condition, police said.
Later, a 19-year-old man was seriously wounded about 10:45 p.m. in Englewood when a shooter approached on foot and opened fire while he sat in a vehicle in the 600 block of West 61st Place, police said.
The man was taken to Stroger with at least one gunshot wound to the chest, police said.
No one was in custody for any of the shootings early Thursday as detectives continued to investigate.
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