CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were shot overnight in the Lawndale neighborhood, in an act of the very kind of gun violence that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is seeking to stop.

Around 12:15 a.m. Thursday, two men and one woman were standing in front of a residential building at 4265 W. Cermak Rd. when an unknown assailant approached on foot and opened fire, police said.

The gunman, who was wearing a black face mask, came from a nearby side street, police said. The victims then fled into the hallway of the residence as the gunman left the scene.

A 25-year-old man suffered three gunshot wounds and was initially taken to Stroger Hospital of Cook County in critical condition, police said. He was shot in the back and leg and is listed in stable condition early Thursday, police said.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the arm and a 29-year-old woman suffered a graze wound to the top of the head, police said. Both were taken in stable condition to Mount Sinai Hospital.

No one was in custody in the incident Thursday morning.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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