CHICAGO — Three people were shot in Grand Crossing Thursday, and a teen girl and a man were shot just blocks from each other, minutes apart, police said.
A 15-year-old girl was shot in the stomach in the 7500 block of South Ingleside Avenue about 1:12 p.m., police said, citing preliminary information. The teen was rushed to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.
About 1:25 p.m., a 27-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1000 block of East 73rd Street, police said. Cops said the man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition.
It was not immediately clear if the two shootings were related or if anyone was in custody.
About 6 p.m., a man was shot in the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue during a carjacking, said Officer Veejay Zala, citing preliminary information.
Fire officials said the 58-year-old man was shot in the hand, arm and thigh, and was transported from 79th Street and Drexel Avenue to Stroger Hospital. No information was given about the man's condition.
No further information was immediately available.
One witness, who declined to give her name, said she saw the incident unfold and heard about five shots.
"Soon as the [victim] pulled up, someone pulled in front of him and shot him up. Then they took off," said the witness, a medical school student.
"It's rough right here, I've gotta get out," she said. "How you don't feel safe in your own environment?"
Another witness who declined to give her name said she moved to South Side from West Side in 2004.
"I'm moving back to the West Side in one week, because it's bad down here. All since I've been down here it's been nothing but murders,” he said. “There was a 16-year-old murdered just over there last summer. And another person last month over there on Cottage Grove.
"I thank the police for walking the streets."