PARK MANOR — Seven people, including four teenagers, were wounded in shootings overnight Wednesday, police said.
About 11:30 p.m., a 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were walking in the 400 block of East 71st Street when a gunman emerged from a nearby alley and opened fire, said Officer Amina Greer, a police spokeswoman.
The girl was shot in her leg and was taken to Comer Children's Hospital where her condition stabilized. The boy was hit in the side of his chest and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to- critical condition, Greer said. The boy may have been shot multiple times.
A 49-year-old man was also wounded in the shooting. The man was shot in his groin and was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where his condition stabilized, Greer said.
Police said it is unclear what the motive of the shooting was.
An hour earlier, two 15-year-old boys were shot in Bronzeville, police said.
The teens were walking down an alleyway in the 3800 block of South Vincennes Avenue about 10:30 p.m. when they heard shots and felt pain, Greer said.
One teen was shot in his leg and was taken to Comer Children's Hospital where his condition stabilized. The other teen suffered a graze wound and was taken in good condition to Mercy Hospital and Medical Center.
About 9:25 p.m., a 27-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting in South Chicago. Police found the man on a sidewalk in the 8500 block of South Oglesby Avenue with gunshot wounds to his neck and chest.
He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Police are investigating the shooting and said the injured man was unable to be interviewed on the scene.
A 52-year-old man was also wounded in the city's West Pullman neighborhood. The man was standing outside in the 11500 block of South State Street when he heard shots and felt pain, Greer said.
The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn in good condition with a gunshot wound to his leg, Greer said.