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Six Wounded In Citywide Shootings

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CHICAGO (STMW) – Six people were wounded in separate shootings during a bloody evening on the South and Near West sides.

The shooting started about 4:40 p.m. when a 23-year-old man was shot in the neck near South Loomis and West 13th streets, police said.

He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, fire officials said.

About three blocks northeast, two people were wounded in a possible gang-related shooting at 6:12 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Washburne Avenue, police said.

A 21-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the head, and a person in their 50s was shot and critically wounded, authorities said. Both were treated at Stroger Hospital.

At 6:14 p.m., an 18-year-old man was shot in the groin in the 11600 block of South Wentworth Avenue, fire officials said. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in “stable” condition.

About 30 minutes later, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the foot near East 75th Street and South Ingleside Avenue, police said. He was taken to University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital in good condition, fire officials said.

About 7:15 p.m., a 20-year-old man was shot in the arm in the 7100 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said. He was taken to Saint Bernard Hospital and Health Care Center in good condition, authorities said.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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