Boy, 15, Among Six Wounded In Daytime Shootings

By Tanveer Ali and Quinn Ford  on June 13, 2014 12:52pm  | Updated on June 14, 2014 12:32am

  A boy was seriously wounded in a daytime shooting in Avalon Park Friday, police said.
A boy was seriously wounded in a daytime shooting in Avalon Park Friday, police said.
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CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy is among six people wounded in shootings on the city's South and West sides Friday.

About 5:10 p.m., two men were shot in the 2300 block of West 57th Street in the West Englewood neighborhood, said Officer Veejay Zala, a police spokesman.

The two men, ages 22 and 23, were driving northbound when another vehicle pulled up alongside of them and someone inside opened fire, Zala said.

The 22-year-old was shot in his arm and shoulder, and the 23-year-old was shot in his back. Both men were taken to Holy Cross Hospital where their conditions stabilized. Police believe the shooting may have been gang related.

Hours earlier, three men were shot in South Austin, police said.

The three men were standing in the 4800 block of West Chicago Avenue about 2:53 p.m. when a black vehicle pulled up to them, Zala said. A gunman inside fired shots and then fled down an alleyway.

A 36-year-old man was shot in his left leg. A 23-year-old man was shot in his leg and buttocks, and a 21-year-old man was also shot in his left leg, Zala said.

The 21-year-old man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital. Both the 36-year-old and the 23-year-old were taken to John H. Stroger Hospital. The men's conditions were not immediately available. Police said two of the men had known gang ties.

Friday morning, a boy was seriously wounded in a daytime shooting in Avalon Park Friday, police said.

About 11:25 a.m., the 15-year-old boy was wounded in an apparent drive-by shooting in the 8500 block of South Euclid Avenue, said Officer Stacey Cooper, a police spokeswoman.

The boy was shot in his chest and taken to Comer Children's Hospital in serious condition.

No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as of Friday afternoon, Cooper said.

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