Boy, 14, in Uptown Among Five Wounded in Overnight Shootings

By Erica Demarest on September 1, 2013 8:46am 

  Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, are in critical condition after citywide shootings . File photo.
Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, are in critical condition after citywide shootings . File photo.
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CHICAGO — Five people were wounded — two critically — in shootings Saturday night and Sunday morning.

The most recent occurred at 3:08 a.m. in West Englewood, said Officer Michael Sullivan, a police spokesman. A 23-year-old man was struck in his hip during an argument in the 6700 block of South Marshfield Avenue. The man was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, police said.

A little after midnight Sunday, two men were shot in their legs in West Garfield Park. The men had walked up to a car in the 4200 block of West Congress Parkway and were arguing with someone inside, Sullivan said. The person in the car opened fire at 12:24 a.m. The victims, ages 20 and 22, were treated at Mount Sinai Hospital.

A 14-year-old boy is in critical condition at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center after he was shot in his head in Uptown Saturday. The boy and a 22-year-old man, who was struck in his wrist, were attacked in the 1000 block of West Wilson Avenue about 6 p.m., Sullivan said. The 22-year-old was treated at Weiss Memorial Hospital.

Late Saturday night, an off-duty police officer fatally shot a burglar in Lincoln Park after the burglar allegedly pulled "a shiny object" and lunged at the cop, police said.

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