10-Year-Old Boy Shot While Standing on Austin Sidewalk

By Tanveer Ali on May 2, 2013 6:44am | Updated on May 2, 2013 11:09am

  A 10-year-old boy was shot in the right buttock, caught in the crossfire of an argument on an Austin block, police said.
A 10-year-old boy was shot in the right buttock, caught in the crossfire of an argument on an Austin block, police said.
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CHICAGO — A 10-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night, after apparently being caught in the crossfire of an argument on an Austin block, police said.

The shooting occurred in the 900 block of North Waller Avenue about 7:50 p.m., police said.

A group of men were fighting nearby when one of them fired multiple shots, police said.

The boy was struck in the buttock and taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in good condition, according to police.

In Pilsen, a 25-year-old man was shot in his left leg about 6:40 p.m., police said.

He was walking with a group of men when a vehicle pulled up, police said. Someone got out of the car, fired several shots and fled in the car.

The victim was taken to UIC Medical Center by a friend before being taken to Stroger Hospital where his condition was stabilized.

About 10:05 p.m., police received reports of a shooting in the 13200 block of South Buffalo Avenue in the Hegewisch neighborhood, police said.

A 20-year-old man said he had been shot and was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, police said.

A doctor determined that the wound was not caused by a gun, but likely a laceration from a knife, police said. The man is in good condition.

In West Pullman, officers responded to calls of a man with a gun in the 11300 block of South Normal Avenue about 12:55 a.m. Thursday, police said.

A man with a handgun fired several shots at an office, who returned fire before chasing the shooter, police said.

The shooter got away in an alley, and it doesn't appear that anyone was wounded in the incident, police said.

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