Two Kids Among 3 Shot In Austin Neighborhood

(STMW) — Two children and a 27-year-old man were shot Wednesday afternoon in the West Side Austin neighborhood.

The two children, a boy and girl, and a 27-year-old man were shot about 4 p.m. in the 5500 block of West Van Buren, according to Chicago Police. They were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Two children were among those hurt in a shooting in the Austin neighborhood. (CBS)

Unconfirmed scanner reports said their ages were 4 and 6.

The boy suffered a graze wound to the leg, and the girl had a gunshot wound to the leg, police said. Their conditions had stabilized.

The man was in critical condition with a gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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