Five Men Shot in Multiple Shootings Across City

By Emily Morris on June 19, 2013 1:31pm | Updated on June 19, 2013 8:02pm

 Men in New City, Greater Grand Crossing and Roseland were injured in separate shootings Wednesday afternoon.
Men in New City, Greater Grand Crossing and Roseland were injured in separate shootings Wednesday afternoon.
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CHICAGO — Five men were shot in the city Wednesday afternoon, police said.

In New City, a man in his 50s was shot in his jaw and leg about 2:44 p.m. in the 5400 block of South Damen Avenue, said Officer Daniel O'Brien, a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

In North Lawndale, an 18-year-old man was shot in his leg about 2 p.m. while in the 1400 block of South Spaulding Avenue, O'Brien said. He was in "stable" condition at Mount Sinai Hospital.

In Greater Grand Crossing, a 25-year-old man was shot in his back at 1:40 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Stewart Avenue, O'Brien said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Hospital in critical condition.

In the same neighborhood about 12:35 p.m., a man was shot in his left arm near 68th Street and Wentworth Avenue, police said. He drove to St. Bernard Hospital, where he was in "stable" condition, police said.

Earlier, a 19-year-old man was shot in the head in Roseland, cops said. He was shot in the 10900 block of South Perry Avenue sometime before 12:15 p.m., said Officer Jose Estrada, a Police Department spokesman.

He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition, Estrada said, citing preliminary information.

No one was in custody.

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