Six Wounded In Wednesday Shootings Across Chicago

CHICAGO (STMW) — Six people were shot across Chicago in an 11-hour span of attacks across the city Wednesday, including a pair of teenage boys.

The latest shooting happened about 8:10 p.m. in the West Ridge neighborhood on the Northwest Side.

A 15-year-old boy was sitting in a vehicle parked in the 3100 block of West Devon when someone walked up and shot him in the head, according to Chicago Police.

Someone drove him to Swedish Covenant Hospital, and he later was transferred to Stroger Hospital where police said his condition stabilized.

Less than half an hour earlier, two people were wounded in a Lawndale neighborhood drive-by shooting on the West Side.

Another 15-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man were standing outside in the 3500 block of West Grenshaw about 7:45 p.m. when a white SUV drove past and someone inside opened fire, police said.

Both were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where the boy was listed in fair condition with a gunshot wound to the thigh and the man was in good condition with a leg wound.

Wednesday afternoon, a 37-year-old man was shot five times in West Garfield Park.

He was in a vehicle parked in the 200 block of North Kilbourn at 1:12 p.m. when someone in a black pickup pulled up and opened fire, police said.

The man was shot once in the jaw and twice in each shoulder. He was taken to Stroger Hospital, where his condition stabilized, police said.

The day’s first shooting happened about 9:10 a.m. in Auburn Gresham on the South Side.

A 30-year-old woman and 34-year-old man were sitting in a car parked in the 8700 block of South Racine when someone in a light blue van started shooting, police said.

She was shot in the arm and taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where her condition stabilized, police said. He declined medical attention for graze wounds to the head and arm.

Police said the victims gave conflicting details about the shooting.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2015. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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