Two Injured, One Critically, in South Side Shootings

By Quinn Ford on February 4, 2013 7:11am 

 Two people were shot and wounded in two separate shooting incidents Sunday night, police said.
Two people were shot and wounded in two separate shooting incidents Sunday night, police said.
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CHICAGO — Two men were injured — one critically — in separate shootings Sunday night on the city's South and Southwest Sides, authorities said.

A teen boy was shot in the neck in Calumet Heights about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, police said. 

Authorities found the male victim, who appeared to be around 16 years old, with a gunshot wound in the neck on the sidewalk in the 9200 block of South Essex Avenue, said police spokeswoman Officer Laura Kubiak.

The victim was unable to communicate with responders and was taken to Trinity Hospital, Kubiak said. He was later transferred to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in critical condition, police said.

No one was in custody as of early Monday morning, authorities said.

Later, a 37-year-old man suffered a graze wound about 11:20 p.m. Sunday after gunfire erupted in the city's Little Village neighborhood, police said.

The man was shot after three men walked up to him yelling gang slogans, Kubiak said. One of the men pulled out a handgun and fired several shots, she added.

The victim was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital and was listed in stable condition, Kubiak said. The man has known gang affiliations and gave inconsistent statements to police about what happened, she added.

The incident was the third shooting on Sunday in the Little Village neighborhood.

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